Robert Parker awards 94 points to Gaja Barbaresco

Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Floral aromatics give way to bright spiced red fruits, menthol and licorice as the 2005 Barbaresco opens in the glass. This is a firm, classically built wine of notable elegance. The tannins are substantial yet beautifully woven into the wine’s mid-weight frame. This is another beautiful Barbaresco from Angelo Gaja, but it will require patience as it is tightly wound today.
Anticipated Maturity: 2015-2030