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2006 Gaja Barbaresco

  • 93 WA
  • 91 WS
  • 90 JR
  • Variety

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SKU: 43336-2006

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Offers plum and prune on the nose and palate, with hints of cappuccino. Full-bodied, with velvety, chewy tannins and a long finish.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Slightly pinkish mid garnet, even a slight (and early?) orange tinge. Gentle, sweet and perfumed. Red fruit, just a touch of leather. Certainly has developed notes. Some tea and floral notes. Delicate and enchanting. Sweet cherry, tobacco leaf.ÿ So complex and difficult to describe. After all that fragrance, the densityÿ and concentration is a surprise. Much more youthful on the palate. Really dense, fine but grainy tannins. Mouthwatering finish and long dry aftertaste. Oak very well hidden and great fresh kick on the finish. An hour later and after a bite of bread and prosciutto: sweet red fruit. Surprisingly soft and luscious. Alcohol well hidden. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 2006 Barbaresco reveals terrific concentration, depth and purity. This is a remarkably soft, harmonious Barbaresco from Angelo Gaja with pretty notes of raspberries, crushed flowers and spices. The wine turns more powerful in the glass, as it gains additional richness, volume and depth, all of which carry through to the polished finish. The wine's balance is impeccable, and this is easily is one the more harmonious, complete wines of the vintage.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: rnorberto
  • Self | Rating: 99

    Author: tiberite
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

  • 69 bottles owned
  • 18 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 99
    (Out of 18 collectors)