1996 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Conteisa


  • Italy
  • > Piedmont
  • > Langhe
  • > Langhe DOC
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Community Tasting Notes 14

  • Milos wrote: (92 points)

    June 14, 2014 - Intense nose of dark cherry and tar. The palate is balanced but the flavours lacked focus and wine seemed little tired. Long finish. Enjoyable but not as good as the last bottle.

  • Milos Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 18, 2014 - A weekend at the farm with the boys. This is something I been wanting to do for a while, have both the Conteisa and the Sperss side by side (same note posted for both wines). Very intense nose of dark cherry, tar, Asian spices and high note of rose petals on both wines. The Conteisa adds a little field flower note. The palate is balanced and finish very long on both wines. In the end the Sperss had little more power and the Conteisa tannins were little dryer but that is splitting hairs.

  • Anonymous Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 11, 2014 - Beautiful bouquet with red fruits, licorice, leather, some chocolate, brush wood, autumn impressions and luxurious oak. On the palate a mature wine with tobacco, chocolate, coffee, powdery tannin, beautiful oak and soft tannin which is slightly and pleasantly drying in the finish. Complex and luxurious wine. Completely ready now. No reason to wait any longer, but it will probably stay on this level for a few years.

  • redders Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 29, 2012 - Brittannia Group (Hix Mayfair): very deep colour. Nose extraordinarily young. Raw powwerful but with a lot of substance. Palate powerful rich and very long. International in character and lacks a sense of place. Hard to believe it was 1996 and tasted much younger. needs 10 years and it may then reveal more. For now it is a high quality bruiser.

  • drrobvino wrote: (92 points)

    February 17, 2012 - Weekend at Zuli's; 2/16/2012-2/19/2012 (St. Catharines, Ontario): Decanted 2 hours and enjoyed over the next 3. Dark garnet color, 13.5% abv. Nose of tar, black cherry, tobacco, and pepper. Flavors of slightly tart black cherry, plum, and anise. Full bodied, powerful yet restrained, fully mature. Will drink wonderfully over the next 8-10 years, in my humble opinion. All hail Gaja.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gaja
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Conteisa
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Langhe DOC

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 192 (84%)
  • Consumed 37 (16%)

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