2018 - Barbaresco Angelo Gaja
12B8BARG6PK _ 2018 - Barbaresco Angelo Gaja - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Angelo Gaja
Region
Piedmont
Grape
Nebbiolo
Drinking
2022 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
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2018 BARBARESCO ANGELO GAJA - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Angelo Gaja
Region
Piedmont
Grape
Nebbiolo
Drinking
2022 - 2030
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £1,030.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, Septembe 2021

    Beautiful colour, with typical Nebbiolo transparency, bright and clear. The nose has pretty aromas of rose petal, dark raspberry, wild strawberry and ripe red bitter cherry. Very pure Nebbiolo coming through. The palate is so fine, elegant and feminine, but packed with concentration. Lots of silky layers of fresh fruit echoing the nose: floral notes of rose, dark red fruits and a lovely mineral streak, that with time in the glass become more expansive. The fine tannins are ripe, integrated and melt into the wine. Bright acidity keeps everything precision perfect and adds a gorgeous vibrancy. This will be approachable in its youth and has bags of charm and elegance.

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, February 2022,
    Score: 93

    The 2018 Barbaresco has really come together nicely since I last tasted it. A super-classic wine, the 2018 offers up soaring aromatics, mid-weight structure and fine balance. Pure, transparent and impeccable in its balance, the 2018 is just sublime today. Time has been so beneficial here. Crushed red berry, spice, mint and rose petal grave this effusive, refined Barbaresco from Gaja. This is the best showing of the 2018 yet, and I say that having tasted a few bottles already. Drink 2023 - 2038

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, August 2021,
    Score: 94+

    The Gaja 2018 Barbaresco is a wine of grace and purpose, with an elegant bouquet and a more powerful palate presence. These recent releases from the venerated house of Gaja are some of the most transparent and honest expressions to be found anywhere in the Langa. Some of the flashiness we saw in the past is today replaced by subtle Nebbiolo nuances and finesse, with crushed flowers, coriander, wild berry, smoke, tar and candied orange peel. This shift in character runs parallel to the slow and careful management transition from an older generation to a younger one. This 2018 vintage comes alive in the mouth, thanks to its balanced acidity and the absolutely bright and pristine quality of fruit delivered with such care. Drink 2025-2048.

  • JS

    James Suckling, August 2021,
    Score: 96+

    The hallmark of the Gaja estate, the Barbaresco is sourced from 14 vineyards within Barbaresco and Treiso. For the 2018 vintage, there will be no single cru bottlings for Barbaresco, and all of the fruit has gone into the estate bottling. The 2018 Barbaresco is pure and inviting, with perfumed notes of rose petal, ripe raspberry, and clove. Medium-bodied and approachable, with super fine-grained tannins, it offers fresh strawberry, orange pith, and dusty earth. The undeniable elegance of this 2018 is joyful now, though it will be great to revisit over the next 15 years. Drink 2022-2036.

  • DC

    Decanter, August 2021,
    Score: 95

    In 2018 Gaja did not produce any Sorì. All the grapes of San Lorenzo and Tildin have been used for this Barbaresco instead. 'It was a classic vintage, similar to 1991 or 1993,' said Rossana Gaja, 'however with 14% of alcohol.' It was cool and damp, so don't look for concentration, but the refinement and the freshness of this wine packs a punch. Scents of red berries, fresh violets, orange peel, wet slate and soft chocolate are followed by red fruit flavours. It's medium-bodied, loaded with polished tannins and lit up by racy acidity. More stylish than ageworthy, in my experience classic vintages such as this can give stunning results in the near term. Drink 2021-2033.

  • JS

    James Suckling, August 2021,
    Score: 97

    Aromas of ripe strawberries with hazelnuts, blood oranges and some coconut. Full-bodied with very refined and polished tannins that nicely form this young red wine. Fresh and delicious aftertaste of berry, cedar, bark and dark chocolate. Ever so subtle, yet powerful and driven at the finish. Very long and intense. Very classical style to it and cooler. This is a blend of seven vineyards including the Costa Russi and Sori Tilden. Approachable now, but better after 2025 and onwards.

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Producer

Angelo Gaja

Founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859, the Gaja Winery has since been owned and operated by five generations of the Gaja family. In 1994, Gaja acquired its first wine estate in Tuscany, Pieve Santa Restituta in Montalcino. Two years later, they acquired a second property, Ca'Marcanda, located in Castagneto Carducci within the prestigious Bolgheri appellation. Currently, the Gaja Winery owns 250 acres of vineyards in Piedmont, located in the Barbaresco district (Barbaresco and Treiso) and the Barolo district (Serralunga d'Alba and La Morra). Today, Gaja’s reputation as one of Italy’s finest wine producers can be attributed to great-grandson, Angelo Gaja, whose innovation and dedication has helped to define Italian wine over the last 30 years. Through daring viticultural and winemaking decisions, Angelo has helped to inspire the next generation, most notably daughters Gaia and Rossana, as well as son Giovanni. This fifth-generation dynasty continue to move Gaja forward, producing wines of rare purity and undeniable quality.

Region

Piedmont

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.