2016 Barbaresco Angelo Gaja

Colour
Red
Producer
Angelo Gaja
Region
Piedmont, Italy
Grape
Nebbiolo
Drinking
2022-2045
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now
2016 Barbaresco Angelo Gaja
Colour
Red
Producer
Angelo Gaja
Region
Piedmont, Italy
Grape
Nebbiolo
Drinking
2022-2045
Case Size
6x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£885.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(8 in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Wine Advocate, June 2019, Score: 96

I tasted this wine over two sittings, one at the winery and one at my home office a few weeks later. Although I can't claim any extraordinary differences between the two sessions, I noticed a few minimal shifts that are essential to understanding the wine's future aging ability. The 2016 Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later, and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas, which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait. Drink 2022-2045

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Region

Piedmont, Italy

Piedmont is located in the north western corner of Italy. Though several grape varieties are prominent such as Dolcetto, Barbera and Moscato, it is Nebbiolo that reigns supreme. It produces wines that are not particularly deep in colour, yet they are perfumed, powerful and can age for many years. Due to the ethereal nature of the Nebbiolo grape and the numerous single vineyard wines, many compare top examples to grand cru Burgundies of the Côte de Nuits.Mountainous, its vineyards are cut into the hillsides forming terraces reminiscent of the Mosel Valley in Germany and the northern Rhone Valley in France. The two most notable appellations are Barolo and Barbaresco.

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