Red

1999 Gaja Langhe Sito Moresco

Red Blend

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Langhe DOC

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Community Tasting Note

  • ikkaariainen Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 13, 2016 - A great Barbaresco nebbiolo blend with cab and merlot from the Langhe region by one of the absolute masters of the trade. This wine is drinking incredibly well right now and paired so so well with Giordano's Chicago style deep dish pizza that I had shipped in as an early b-day surprise for the wife. A great QPR wine at our acquisition price. Quite a bit of initial funk on the nose so will benefit from a short 30-60 minute decant but otherwise so soft and mature that you could also get around this simply by pre-pouring and swirling the 1st round of glasses and letting them sit for a while before digging in. By far the best and oldest nebbiolo / nebbiolo blend we have had, either Barolo or Barbaresco and it has given me a bit more respect and interest in that grape and those regions. Deep purple, soft mouth feel, medium - full bodied, very well balanced, bright acid all gone but still has enough structure left for proper cellaring into 2020+. Nose softer and more floral then expected with dark fruit and hints of black pepper, violet and lilac. Flavor profile complex with well controlled fruit, garrigue, coffee and chocolate with a progressive tobacco / cigar box note on a very lengthy beautiful finish. Highly recommend this wine - it is drinking beautifully right now.

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