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2005 Sorì Tildìn, Gaja

Barbaresco, Piedmont

$325.00 per Bottle


2 Bottles




"The purity of fruit in this young Nebbiolo is impressive, with a cedar, fresh mushroom and forest undertone. Full-bodied, with masses of fruit as well as toasty oak and milk chocolate. This is a wine that gives you lots at the finish. Best after 2014. 800 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 09/30/2008)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2014

"The 2005 Sorì Tildin appears to be incredibly primary and youthful. Floral aromatics meld seamlessly into freshly cut roses, raspberries, licorice, tar and menthol. This graceful, feminine wine reveals tons of elegance and finesse in an understated style. Today the Sorì Tildin shows a touch more oak than the other single-vineyard wines, which suggests it may not quite have the stuffing of the very finest vintages. Still, this remains a vibrant and very Piedmontese wine in need of only one thing, and that is a long slumber in the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2035. I was blown away by Angelo Gaja's 2005 wines from Barbaresco. When all is said and done, Gaja may have well produced not the wine, but rather the wines of the vintage in a year that was excellent but not profound. While Gaja's 2005 don't have the explosive, multi-dimensional personalities of his 2004s, they are vibrant offerings that will thrill readers who love Piedmont wines. As always, Gaja blends in a small percentage of Barbera in his single-vineyard wines, but that is hardly noticeable in this vintage. I also noted less new oak than has generally been the case in the recent past. The wines showcase very pure expressions of Nebbiolo and are made in a style that appears to make fewer concessions to the decidedly international approach of previous vintages. In short, these are the most Piedmontese wines I have tasted from Angelo Gaja in a long time. Could it be that the greatest innovator in Piedmont over the last thirty five-plus years has taken a small step towards a more classic style?" Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #179
(WA, 10/01/2008)

Rating: 95
Drink from: 2017-2035

"Good full red. Red fruit aromas are lifted by violet and rose petal. Fine-grained and floral, with ripe, plush fruit given definition and lift by harmonious acids. More open today than the Costa Russi, with the sheer sweetness of fruits and flowers to give it great early sex appeal. A beauty." Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(IWC, 11/01/2009)

Rating: 94

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