HDH Wine

2016 Barbaresco, Gaja

Piedmont
(OWC)

PRICE:
$575.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
2 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"I tasted this wine over two sittings, one at the winery and one at my home office a few weeks later. Although I can't claim any extraordinary differences between the two sessions, I noticed a few minimal shifts that are essential to understanding the wine's future aging ability. The 2016 Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later, and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas, which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #243
(WA, 06/28/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2022-2045


"This gorgeous red evokes rose, strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit, shaded by tobacco, tar and wild thyme notes. Pure, sleek and intense, with a firm base of tannins and vibrant acidity for support. This should evolve beautifully. Be patient. Best from 2022 through 2043. 1,800 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 12/15/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2022-2043


"Palish ruby. Gorgeous multi-layered nose. Raspberry, marasca cherry, iron and hints of oak. Tightly knit red-fruit palate on a rich layer of firm tannins. Elegant palate weight and tangy finish, but this is just at the beginning of its development." Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/17/2019)

Rating: 17+
Drink from: 2020-2030


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