GAJA, Barbaresco

Merchant's Pick

THE RECENT PICK

GAJA, Barbaresco

Blockbuster New Vintage
Our Top Five Of 2018 • #3

Why is the 2015 Gaja Barbaresco our #3 pick of 2018?

Simply put, it is gorgeous!

We met with Gaia Gaja at our store a few weeks ago and tasted a line-up of Gaja wines. She is calling this vintage one of the best in years.

"A close friend described the Barbaresco 2015 to me as being like a ballerina that kicks you in the face... powerful, yet elegant." Gaia Gaja

So true!

The 2015 Gaja Barbaresco has intoxicating aromatics! The wine opens with cedar, wild raspberries, eucalyptus, and baking spice. The palate caresses with cherry, strawberry, crushed herb and menthol. Classic acidity, balance and a well-structured frame hold all the elements of this wine together. This is a pure, expressive Nebbiolo that, above all else, is graceful. It is one of the best we've tasted.

The extraordinary 2015 vintage produced an array of stunning wines across all of Europe. But, at the top of the podium stands the 2015 Gaja Barbaresco.

Worth every penny, you have not lived until you have enjoyed Gaja's magical wines.

Enjoy!

$197.95 per bottle / $2375.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

97+ / 100

TOP FIVE OF 2018 • #3

Intoxicating aromatics! The wine opens with cedar, wild raspberries, eucalyptus, and baking spice. The palate expresses with cherry, strawberry, crushed herb and menthol. Classic acidity, balance and a well-structed frame. One of the best we've tasted. A trophy for one's cellar for sure.

WINE ENTHUSIAST

96 / 100

"Cellar Selection"

Woodland berry, blue flower, sunbaked soil and a whiff of dark spice shape the nose. Structured and extremely elegant, the focused, impeccable palate doles out juicy red cherry, strawberry, baking spice and star anise set against taut polished tannins that provide seamless support. It's well balanced, with fresh acidity. It's already tempting but hold for even more complexity.

JAMES SUCKLING

95 / 100

"A rich and layered Barbaresco with cedar and plums, as well as light leather and rose aromas that follow to a full yet balanced palate and a chewy finish. Very polished. Drink in 2020, but already beautiful."


Product Details


Producer: Gaja

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Sub Region: Barbaresco

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Vintage: 2015

Size: 750ml

Code: W5955-3