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1997 Gaja Langhe Conteisa

ITALY / PIEDMONT /
  • 98 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo

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SKU: 43719-1997

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$269.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good full ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of plum, currant, espresso, bitter chocolate and mint. Very intensely flavored and firmly built; not as dense as the Sori Tildin or San Lorenzo but sweet, vibrant and sharply delineated. Quite penetrating and solidly structured. Finishes very long, with rich but firm tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2000
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 1997 Conteisa offers classic aromas of licorice, melted tar, black cherries, wet stones, and tobacco. It is a full-bodied, unctuously-textured wine of remarkable density and thickness. The tannin is high, but sweet. This brawny offering cuts an immense swath across the palate, but there are no hard edges and all the component parts are pure as well as well-integrated. There are 15,000 bottles of this spectacular wine.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    Very dark ruby red. Intense and fresh aromas of blackberry, tar and lilac. Full-bodied, with big chewy tannins and masses of fruit that turn to porcini, forest floor and light coffee. Still needs time . A complete wine. Even better than I remember.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. 1,300 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
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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

    • 387 bottles owned
    • 82 collectors