100 / 100
"Majestic aromas of crushed berry, meat, orange peel. Full body, very tannic yet ripe tannins and exquisite fruit. Amazing depth and density. They said they macerated a little more than normal because the fruit was perfect. A classic nebbiolo that reminds me of the great 1996. Really cool. About 30% less production. Don’t touch for five to 10 years. A celebratory wine for Gaja’s return to the Barbaresco appellation."
98 / 100
"Under the ethereal nose is an imposing structure supported by mighty, yet elegant tannins. Beguiling aromas of oolong tea, spiced plums, cloves and potpourri. Needs time to develop, but there is the sense of grand architecture peeking out from behind the scaffolding."