In Bond case of Barbaresco, Gaja 2015.
Angelo Gaja is renowned for producing outstanding mould-breaking wines, and is recognised as the man who almost single-handedly began the renaissance in Piemonte wine making. The Barbaresco 2015 is a counterpoint to the sterner 2014 vintage Barolos listed, with intense concentration, approachable in youth but equally capable of aging.
“The 2015 Barbaresco was to be bottled a week after I tasted this sample for review. Gaia Gaja was waiting for the right moon before commencing bottling. This vintage is not unlike the 2005 growing season that saw a good amount of rain in spring and scorching heat in the summer. The risk of downy mildew made vintners extra vigilant. Although the 2015 vintage was not ideal for color fixing Nebbiolo (indeed, this wine is slightly less intense in terms of its color saturation), it did prove an important year for power, structure and dry extract. This is a full and generous expression with a fine, loose texture and rich fruit flavors. 93 points.” Monica Larner, Wine Avocate.
“Clean and expressive, both at the nose and at the palate, it opens with pure floral notes of rose petal and elder flowers. Warm spices like black pepper and tobacco give roundness to the bouquet. The palate features a remarkably sweet fruit concentration, with juicy and sweet red and black fruit, such as red cherry, plum, blueberry. The exuberance of the fruit and floral expression is temperate by the good acidity and the silky tannins, leading to a fresh and balanced wine with serious ageing potential and yet inviting in its youth.” Gaja
Offered for sale in bond. Price shown is per case (6x75cl bottles) and excludes UK duty and VAT which will be charged at the prevailing rate when the wine lands in the UK. Onward delivery from bond charges are not included. No further discounts of any kind apply, Reward Card points not applicable.