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IWC 91
WA 94
WS 95

Product Overview


Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1997
Varietal Nebbiolo
Producer Angelo Gaja
Region Piedmont
Appellation No
Color Red
Country Italy
Featured Product No
Price $219.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 91
Good full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of black raspberry, coffee, mint and oak, plus an exotic smoky note of torrefaction. Less complex than the '98 but very concentrated, with surprising acidity giving the wine lovely vinosity. Strong note of dark chocolate in the mouth. Finishes long and juicy, with building tannins.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 94
Gaja's 1997 Barbaresco is undoubtedly the finest he has yet made. An exquisite effort, it boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to an extraordinary nose of black cherry liqueur, smoke, licorice, mineral, and floral aromas. The wine is full-bodied, opulent, and loaded with fruit. Despite its precocious nature, there is abundant tannin, and thus 3-4 years of cellaring is required. It should age effortlessly for 25 years.

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 95
Dark ruby red. Lots of blackberry and cherry aromas. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a superfresh palate. It is still mouthpuckering, with layers of ripe and powerful tannins. This needs time.
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