Gaja Barbaresco 2015


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“Gaja’s 2015 Barbaresco is gorgeous. Deep, pliant and resonant, the 2015 exudes class from the very first taste. Today, the aromatics are not especially open or expressive, but it is the wine’s depth and overall sense of harmony that really carry the day. Hints of orange peel, spice and rosewater give the 2015 an exotic aromatic top register that is hugely appealing. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this gem. The 2015 is a wonderfully complete and harmonious wine, but it really does need a few years in the cellar to fully unwind. Drinking window: 2020-2035. 94 points

The young generation is very much in charge at Gaja. Parents Angelo and Lucia might stop by from time to time, but these days, Gaia, Rossana and Giovanni Gaja are running the show. The 2015 Barbarescos are super-polished wines that capture all the best vintage had to offer. The last few years have seen a pretty dramatic set of shifts at Gaja, starting with a move toward sustainable farming in the vineyards to an approach in winemaking that prizes finesse over size. The Gajas describe 2015 as a very warm vintage, especially in June and July, that had the fortune of being able to draw from hydric reserves that remained following rain and snow during winter. Most of the Nebbiolo was brought in between October 10 and 15.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (10/18)

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