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1996 Gaja Langhe Sperss

  • 96 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 96 IWC
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SKU: 153259-1996-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    A very ripe red, almost raisiny and curranty. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of tar and ripe fruit character. Getting better, but still a bit austere. Needs time.
    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Full saturated ruby. Brooding, profound aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and smoked meat. Boasts remarkably intense and penetrating flavors, and has the superb density of material to buffer its powerful acids and tannins. This very backward wine already shows a harmony of components and grip of steel. The finish features palate-drenching tannins and great lively length. A magnificent Barolo of great class.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The spectacular 1996 Barolo Sperss boasts an opaque ruby/purple color in addition to enormously ripe black cherries, tar, flowers, and white truffles. Extremely full-bodied, with compelling intensity and purity, this is a large-scaled, massive Barolo with plenty of tannin, and 2-3 decades of ageability.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2030
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • 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

    • 511 bottles owned
    • 118 collectors