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2003 Gaja Langhe Conteisa

  • 91 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 93 IWC
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SKU: 43719-2003-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    ($200) Good full red. Sexy, perfumed aromas of mocha, brown spices, minerals and flowers. Suave and silky, with lovely life and definition to the raspberry and spice flavors. This has bright, very well-integrated acidity and a strong tannic spine, giving the long, juicy finish superb grip for the year. Turned more tannic with aeration, but there's enticing invigorating minerality throughout. Another standout for the vintage.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Offers fabulous aromas of blueberry and lilac. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and round, caressing tannins. This is deep and concentrated, yet wonderfully balanced. Superb. The best Conteisa after 2000.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2003 Conteisa, from the Cerequio vineyard in La Morra, is especially intense in this vintage. It is a rich, full-bodied Conteisa made in a sweet, super-ripe style, with outstanding palate presence and well-integrated tannins. In 2003 the floral, spices notes that are the hallmark of this vineyard are somewhat attenuated. Still, all things considered, this is a lovely effort.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Danl
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

  • 121 bottles owned
  • 34 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 34 collectors)