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2011 Gaja Langhe Sori San Lorenzo

ITALY / PIEDMONT /
  • 96 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo
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SKU: 153260-2011-750-3A

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$349.00

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  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    Superb aromas of dark fruit such as plums and berries with hints of white truffles. Fresh roses too. Full body, velvety tannins, yet firm and full of tension. Love the lemon and orange aftertaste. Great finish. Better in 2017.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Shows the breadth of the vintage, but also freshness and subtle cherry and plum flavors amid the menthol, mocha and spice notes. This turns more elegant and refined on the finish, showing fine equilibrium and length, with a sandalwood aftertaste.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The 2011 Sori San Lorenzo boasts massive depth, intensity and power. Black fruit, smoke, tar, licorice, savory herbs and leather are some of the many notes that emerge from the glass. Regardless of the year, the personality of Sori San Lorenzo always comes through, which is why this is one of the great sites in Barbaresco, Piedmont and Italy. In 2011 the contours are a bit softer, which gives the wine a level of accessibility that is quite rare in Sori San Lorenzos when the wines are young. Why is Sori San Lorenzo one of the world's most profound vineyards? Because its personality simply can't be denied.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The exciting 2011 Sori San Lorenzo is a wine of enormous beauty and grace. Gaia Gaja classifies her three single vineyard Langhe Nebbiolo wines as follows: Costa Russi is |flowers;| Sori Tildin is |fruit;| and San Lorenzo is |plant| (with more structure and a more compact feel). San Lorenzo does indeed boast a strong mineral component of pencil shavings and crushed granite, followed by red cherry and soft spice. The wine|s tannins start off harder than the other wines, but soften with time. Drink: 2018-2040.
    Author: Monica Larner
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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

    • 218 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors