Red

1978 Gaja Barbaresco

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco
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Community Tasting Notes 32

  • BenBlu wrote: flawed

    July 9, 2019 - Corked - bummer. Initial sip showed that this could have been a beautiful fully mature wine. Then the TCA took over mercilessly. Shame.

  • hajoha wrote: flawed

    November 2, 2018 - Helt gone, dessverre.

  • BradE wrote:

    October 13, 2018 - An outstanding bottle, that was one of the wines of the trip (Alba).

  • G Kramer wrote: flawed

    July 25, 2018 - Unhealthy specimen.

  • Bourgognefreak Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 22, 2016 - A mature wine in excellent condition with earthy notes, good acidity and good balance.
    The wine can be hold for some more years and may still develop a bit more

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2012, Issue #39, Revisiting the 1978 Piemonte Vintage: A Great Set of Wines Really Starts to Stir

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    10/7/2010 (link)

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Vintage Tastings

  • By John Kapon
    New Years Eve 2006, 1/12/2007

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    The ‘Legends of Piedmont’ at Crush (May 2006) (link)

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Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    2/23/2006 (link)

    (Gaja Barbaresco) Stunning wine. Great nose of caramel, minerals, loam and earth. Very strong aromas. Massive palate with great concentration and richness. Amazing texture and concentration with beautiful purity. This just glides along the palate and just soaks. The Mouton of Piedmont. Amazing wine that just sticks to your palate and does not go away. Stunning!

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1978
  • Type Red
  • Producer Gaja
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barbaresco

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 232 (66%)
  • Consumed 119 (34%)

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