1998 Gaja - Barbaresco 750ml

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1998 Gaja - Barbaresco
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International Wine Cellar | 91

Good deep medium red. Deeply pitched aromas of plum, mocha, licorice and dried flowers. Dense and chewy with extract; compelling, sweet flavors of currant and licorice. Tannins are sweeter than those of the '99 Barbaresco. Finishes with a suggestion of nutty oak.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 105

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Wine Advocate | 91

The 1998 Barbaresco is a beautiful effort displaying fleshy, oaky, deep black cherry, raspberry, tar, and truffle scents with subtle new oak in the background. Dense, voluptuously-textured, and full-bodied, with gorgeous overall symmetry, and beautifully integrated tannin, acidity, alcohol and wood.

Drink Dates: 2001-2016
Author: Robert Parker


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Wine Spectator | 92

Loads of cherry, raspberry and mineral aromas. Full-bodied, with soft, well-knit tannins and a long, long finish. A modern and delicious Barbaresco. 5,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2003+
Author: James Suckling


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Author: Gregg F
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/15/2008
absurdly good after 40 minutes with Steak and potatos....
More Vintages and Sizes of Gaja - Barbaresco:

2011 (1.5L)
2011 (750ml)
1988 (750ml)

About This Producer


Plain and simple, Angelo Gaja is the biggest name in Italian wine. The Gaja winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family, with Angelo Gaja running the operation since the 1960s. Angelo is credited with modernizing Barbaresco and Barolo wines, having pioneered the use of controlled-temperature fermentation (for reducing oxidation) and small-cask aging (to stabilize color and preserve fruitiness). Gaja is most well-known for his Barbarescos, though the three most sought-after wines, Costa Russi, Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo have recently been reclassified from Barbaresco DOCG to Langhe DOC, giving Gaja more flexibility in the winemaking process. Strikingly profound and built to live for decades, Gaja's wines display opulence and elegance unmatched elsewhere in Italy. These wines, while harnessing modern technology, have a long-established track record, ensuring they will perform well both in the glass and on the auction block. For any collector considering Italian wines, Gaja should be the first name on the list.

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