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1999 Gaja Langhe Sperss

  • 95 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 153259-1999-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($193) Good full, deep red. Wild aromas of currant, camphor, leather, tar, dark chocolate and game, with an enticing floral topnote. Lush, sweet and concentrated, but with a powerful underlying spine. Classic sweet-but-dry Barolo of great brooding richness. Quite dominated today by its structure and austere on the aftertaste, but this young Barolo offers terrific depth and persistence on the palate. May well merit an even higher rating by the end of this decade.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2004
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Dark ruby. The 1999 Sperrs displays much Serralunga character in its licorice, asphalt, herb, and sweet dark fruit flavors, with notable persistence on the palate and a potent personality. A rising of menthol beautifully frames the big, tannic finish. A wine that kept developing in the glass, this Sperss offers outstanding potential for those who are patient enough to wait at least a few years. It should drink well until at least age 25.
    Drink Dates: 2011+
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: 38838
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Subtle. Terrific aromas of crushed flowers and berries, with hints of cherries. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a clean, focused finish. Very fine wine. Balanced. 2,800 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2008+
    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

    • 203 bottles owned
    • 55 collectors