HDH Wine

2014 Barolo, Conteisa, Gaja

Piedmont

PRICE:
$229.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
3 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The nose opens with a startling play between white truffles, bark and tea leaves and then crushed violets, lavender, blueberry peel, lemon rind and sour cherries. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, acidity as sharp as a razor and a long, ethereally mineral finish. The length but sheer clarity and accuracy in the delivery is remarkable. Perhaps hard to believe that this better than the 2013, but it is. Drink in 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 12/17/2018)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2022


"Gaja's 2014 Barolo Conteisa is a jewel of a wine. Translucent, energetic and vibrant, it offers striking precision, with lovely salinity and bright acids that lift the red berry flavors. Conteisa is always a wine that leans toward the more delicate side of things. In 2014, all of those signatures are brought out by the personality of the year. This is one of the best recent Conteisas I can remember tasting, as well as a wine that feels natural and unforced." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2018)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2020-2039


"The 2014 Barolo Conteisa is an impressive wine that defies the odds of the vintage. Although the Cerequio vineyard did not suffer hail in 2014 (it did in 2016), grape production was reduced by half anyway. The remaining grapes delivered their best with intense flavors and crisp contours. Gaia Gaja tells me that the clusters harvested were perfect in appearance. This is a perfumed wine that offers defined aromas of wild cherry that rise to the top with intensity. The wine's tonality is dark and thick, and the tannins are full and structured." Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #237
(WA, 06/29/2018)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2022-2045


"Though young and still a bit rough around the edges, this is harmonious, featuring cherry, berry, herb and tar aromas and flavors. The finish is long and vibrant, with earth and mineral elements. Best from 2021 through 2035. 200 cases imported." Wine Spectator
(WS, 02/28/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2021-2035


"More condensed and closed than their Sperss. Dark, savoury notes with a lot of savoury chocolate character. Some sappy, eucalypt notes. Finely ground tannin. Incredible length. Dense. Avoids impenetrability thanks to excellent acidity and fruit clarity." Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 09/18/2018)

Rating: 17.5+
Drink from: 2024-2044


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