In Bond case of Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo, Gaja 2015.
As with much of Europe 2015 is also a truly great vintage in Piedmont, with exciting and more inviting wines than in the more austere 2014s. According to Gaia Gaja, a warm July was critical imbuing the wines with a concentrated fruit expression, whilst maintaining the classic trend of a unique terroir identity from each of Gaja’s vineyards.
“Intensity and balance are the features of the 2015 Sorì San Lorenzo. The classic San Lorenzo character shows through the pure and clean notes of white musk, roots, bark, graphite and gravel. An inviting marzipan note gives an original sweet twist to the nose. The palate shows remarkable fruit concentration, with notes of dark cherry, black currant, menthol, black pepper. Tannins, acidity and alcohol are perfectly integrated. Sorì San Lorenzo 2015 is a layered wine, sweet and balanced now, but its proverbial intensity will need the benefit of the ageing to fully express.” Gaja
“The aromas are mesmerizing with sandalwood, cedar, roses and dried strawberries. Full-bodied, tight and chewy with lots of pretty fruit and ultra-fine yet powerful tannins. Goes on for minutes. This needs three to five years of bottle age. Try in 2023. 97/100” James Suckling
Offered for sale in bond, currently en primeur and expected in late 2018. 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.