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2003 Gaja Langhe Sori San Lorenzo

ITALY / PIEDMONT /
  • 94 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 88 JR
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo

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SKU: 153260-2003-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$225.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Aromas of fresh flowers, blackberry and cherry. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh, fruity finish. Silky-textured. 600 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2003 Sori San Lorenzo is simply awesome. Boasting the darkest color of these wines as well as captivating aromatics, it is a brooding effort packed with notes of earthiness, tar, smoke, grilled herbs, cassis, licorice and super-ripe plummy fruit. It shows the qualities of 2003 in its full-throttle, expansive style yet it also possesses remarkable balance as well as fine tannins for the vintage. Although there is a little heat on the finish, I found this an utterly compelling wine.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Vibrant cherry fruit, scented with blossom and plenty of savoury cedarwood. The tannin is grand but surprisingly approachable, with a ponderous, unhurried finish. The dark fruit is only just beginning to reveal its breadth of flavour: it's like watching the teaser of the latest movie blockbuster. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
    Issue: 07/20/2009
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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

    • 89 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors