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2014 GAJA BARBARESCO 750ML
2014 GAJA BARBARESCO 750ML
 
Bottle Price $224.99
Year 2014
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy

Product Code: 2815088
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Ratings: 93pts WS; 98pts WE; 96pts Vinous; 94pts WA

TASTING NOTES: Wine Spectator 93 points
A lush style, boasting black cherry, plum, licorice, tar and spice flavors. Firmly structured and needs air to open, ending on a long, complex and balanced finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. 1,500 cases made. BS.November/2017

Wine Enthusiast 98 points This isn't just a great wine for what was a notoriously cool, wet vintage, it's quite simply a magnificent wine. Perfumed and loaded with finesse, it opens with scents of woodland berry, iris and baking spice while the vibrant, balanced palate doles out Marasca cherry, dark culinary spice, crushed herb and menthol. Refined tannins and fresh acidity provide the taut framework while a licorice note wraps around the finish. Gorgeous. Drink 2022 2034..March/2018

Vinous 96 points Gaja's 2014 Barbaresco is rich, super dense, and inviting, with serious underpinnings of structure and the same classicism that made the 2013 so compelling. Dense and powerful in the glass, with explosive energy and tons of tannin, the 2014 is built for extended cellaring. Expressive floral and savory notes hover out of the glass in this super expressive Barbaresco. This is one of the most tightly wound, intense versions of Gaja's Barbaresco I can remember tasting. Don't miss it..Antonio Galloni, October/2017

Wine Advocate 94 points Gaia Gaja tells me 2014 was one of the best vintages ever in Barbaresco, if not the best for her vineyards. She cites the prolonged growing season that continued at a slow rate during the cooler summer months only to speed up thanks to a heat spell at the very end, right before harvest. Nebbiolo loves slow maturity and a prolonged growth cycle: The 2014 vintage did indeed get off to an exceptionally slow start. The 2014 Barbaresco is not austere or astringent. Instead, it offers plump ripeness with rich fruit flavors backed by spice, licorice and tobacco. The wine offers good structure from the point of view of its tannins, yet there is no harshness or bitterness whatsoever..June/2017
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