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1997 Angelo Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sori San Lorenzo

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WA 96
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Quick Overview

Highly concentrated currant and black cherry fruit with a hint of coffee...

Product Overview

Highly concentrated currant and black cherry fruit with a hint of coffee, in addition to aromas of fine herbs, minerals and exotic spices. Almost always the most powerful and austere of Gaja's five single-vineyard wines, requiring a longer time to fully develop. A very focused, concentrated wine with a long, lingering finish and refined tannins, it has excellent aging potential.

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1997
Varietal Nebbiolo
Producer Angelo Gaja
Region Piedmont
Color Red
Country Italy
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Price $240.00

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 96
1997 Gaja Langhe Rosso Sori San Lorenzo —Color is again a rich dark ruby. Sori San Lorenzo is unquestionably the darkest and most backward of the wines. I also find it the most complex and fascinating in many ways. The wine is chameleon, at times it appears to be very delicate, and then a few minutes later it seems to be brooding and muscular. There is tremendous balance here between the rich dark fruits, toasted oak and spices, and the more backward flavors of tar, licorice, and balsam all of which are wrapped around an intense core of minerality.-Antonio Galloni

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 98
Very dark ruby. Aromas of rose bush, black pepper and sliced plum. Full-bodied, with super-well-integrated tannins. They are big and rich, yet refined and polished. This still needs time to mellow. But what a wine. It keeps on changing in the glass, with loads of vanilla bean, fruit and herbs and then goes floral. Still needs time.--1997 Italian blind retrospective. Best after 2010. 800 cases made. –JS
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