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1961 Gaja Barbaresco

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
Drink between 1991 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • BradE wrote:

    April 24, 2021 - These old Gaja bottles frequently impress, as did this one. I liked it a lot.

  • ptmilne wrote: 94 points

    March 18, 2020 - Very old, very lovely. Still a few tannins, not much fruit.

  • ShadowIII Likes this wine: 94 points

    December 14, 2019 - very complex nose, leather, mushroom, tar, graphite, cherry, very much alive, full mouth feel, subdued tannins, long finish

  • psmith wrote: 92 points

    November 17, 2018 - Opened 8-10 hours or so before a quick double-decant and serving. I'm still chasing the magical experience I had with this wine a decade or so ago and, realistically, I think those bottles are going to be the very rare exception at this point. This one was very good. It still had a good bit of, almost Dujacesque, sweet red fruit and dried florals, but they're muted by age with a lot of more autumnal flavors picking up. The palate shows this bottle's age more. It's clean, but with some decay and heavy tones that leave it a touch flat despite a remaining structural backbone. Still, enjoyable enough and certainly better than my last bottle.

  • Nanda wrote: 94 points

    November 17, 2018 - 8-9 hour slow-o and a quick double decant. Beautiful nose of tar, dried florals and still fresh red cherries. Good concentration and power on the palate. Excellent.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1961
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gaja
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 211 (59%)
  • Consumed 140 (39%)

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