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1989 Gaja Barolo Sperss

  • 93 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety

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SKU: 43858-1989

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  • Rating: 18

    Sperss is a local word for nostalgia, we were told by Angelo. 'My grandfather did sometimes buy Barolo grapes, including grapes from this vineyard, because they were so much easier to sell than Barbaresco.' This Serralunga vineyard bought in 1988 was the Gajas' first foray into vine ownership in neighbouring Barolo and this was the historic first vintage.Much richer, riper and dustier than the Conteisa 1996 - even more concentrated. Fine tannins and wonderfully powerfully earthy. Great to drink now. Heady - a bouquet to lose yourself in.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 1989 Barolo Sperss gives the impression of being more evolved, softer, and fatter than the single vineyard Barbarescos. Although there appears to be more depth of fruit, and the nose is more expressive, sweeter, and flamboyant, a thorough examination of the wine reveals considerable tannin. Nevertheless, the rich, ripe, broad, expansive fruit, full-bodied, chewy texture, and soft acids make for a decadently rich, complex, compelling bottle of Barolo.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Complex and fascinating, offering all sorts of floral, earthy overtones to the solid core of black cherry, blackberry and anise flavors. An intense wine that shows many facets, including a welcome whiff of vanilla and toast on the aftertaste. 2,700 cases made.
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: RDV
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    Author: Casey T741
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Took hours to open, and still has some years to go. But it was sublime.
    Author: Ronn L
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 211 bottles owned
  • 66 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 66 collectors)