Very good improvement since last bottle 3 years ago. Decanted 2 hours. Clear, dark bright red. Drank over 4 hours. Nose of cherries. Good palate of fruit, cherries, tar, spice. Tanins are still present even after 4 hours. Good balance. Long finish.
Bra mycket bättre än förra flaskan! Eken betydligt bättre integrerad men dock kännbar... Viol, rosor, örter i näsan och nedslipade tanniner i munnen. Lite.besviken dock pga Gaja men en juste barolo utan tvekan. Nu eller inom 5. Förväntar mig nog inte större förändringar då frukten börjat försvinna men eken består. Gott!
Rose and tar, spice and a hint of orange zest on the nose. I have little experience with this grape and this region, but the complexity and depth of the bouquet lives up to the reputation. On the palate it is almost immediately evident that the wine is still too young. The subtle flavours are complex, but still not at the forefront of the structure. Tannins still a little grippy, but still some nice acidity. I could see this evolving and becoming much more special over the next five years or more.
Drank for dons b/day. Decanted for 1.5 hrs but could have done with more time. Muted nose, clear, great fruit of cherries, tar and tannin. A wine to swirl in your mouth and preferably with food to get full impact and enjoy its considerable length. Needs more bottle time but quite approachable and really enjoyable now. Good value by Gaja standards.
Gorgerous Nebbiolo Fruit that just jumps right of the glass [poured from a decanter] it has Gaja on the label so you know its not going to be made without care it does have care in it that for sure it has from what I've tasted of 2005 that easy going early drinking approachability. Yes it could use some age to bring out more complexity but its tasty now can not complain
Klar, dyp rød med orange kanter. Nydelig, rik nese rett fra flaske med mørke kirsebær, sjokolade,trøfler, plommer og lakris. Fast, og med en flott syrestrek som varer inn i ettersmaken. Tørre, og faste tanniner. Mektig og god vin 91-92P
Very modern Barolo that is approachable at this relatively young age. Nose is understated with plumbs and cherries. Color is a bright Pinot-Esk red that is fairly transparent. Palate is cherries, tar and tobacco but done in a style that is refreshing/zesty. There is enough tanin for the wine to keep but not sure it gets much better fom hear. 5+12+16+8=91
Few notes, as drank at a family dinner. Recall the wine having not much nose. Limited and nicely integrated tannins, medium light body, nice balance. Interest but not much complexity. Very drinkable now, but not much againg potential as it does not have much "stuffing" (structure or backbone). Not a tannic or forceful Barolo. Rather, more elegance and finesse. Quite nice. Of course, it would be out shone by Gaja's other offerings once aged. Good QPR at $65.
Gaja Tasting (Hakfar Hayarok): Almost impenetrable ruby color. Superb floral nose with sweetness. Medium bodied, well integrated acidity, predominant but soft tannins. Harmonic and balanced. Just excellent (77$).
In general we do find dagromis as a more fwd and oaked version of nebbiolo. Granted we tried this at the slopes of cervinia at Chalet L'Etoile so temperature wise we were affected (hence not a proper TN or score here). Over all this 05 was pretty straight on the fruit and relatively approachable eveb this young but still closed. Worth the effort if you want a modern twist. ~90/100
Nice development on the nose with tar, tobacco and leather - a real bouquet even at this early stage. Midweight palate in an elegant style with sllghtly green tannic finish. This is not a problem at the table as the wine is very food-friendly. A definite buy för 459 SEK or $65.
Browning brick color. Pretty floral aroma with a slight new leather tinge & sweet prune & raisin. Light entry of structured & slightly juicy red berry. Finishes very structured & cleansing. This needs food to shine.