1997 Gaja Barbaresco


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco

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Community Tasting Note

  • jshufelt wrote: 95 points

    October 3, 2015 - Slow-ox for 60 minutes, then decanted for another 30 minutes before service. In the glass, rusty red and clear, with pronounced legs. On the nose, a wonderful mixture of roses, plums, and oak, bursting from the glass. On the palate, plums, cherries, rosewater, and a bit of tar, well balanced, with some tannins still present on the long finish. This is drinking quite well now, but I think 3-5 more years are needed to hit the peak. With linguine and a sage, mushroom, and cream sauce, just wonderful.

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  • Marquis du Vin commented:

    3/4/16, 1:51 PM - Hey thanks for your write-up! I saw this wine selling for $150 a bottle and grabbed one. On taste, i immediately got the remaining 3 from the store. Amazing... I just decanted it now, and i would imagine your appraisal to be spot on! What a deal for such quality...

  • jshufelt commented:

    3/4/16, 7:13 PM - Nice! I'd love to have a few more bottles of this around...

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