Gaja

Barbaresco Nebbiolo

9.421 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Barbaresco, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.6

Distanced BD tasting/dinner. Wow. Just wow. So pretty.

Distanced BD tasting/dinner. Wow. Just wow. So pretty.

Aug 11th, 2020
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9.6

Gaja's 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands out is the wine's nuance and delineation. There is a sense of translucency to the 2016 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, mint, cinnamon and rose petal develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Gaja Barbarescos in recent memory. This is such a gorgeous wine. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

Gaja's 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands out is the wine's nuance and delineation. There is a sense of translucency to the 2016 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, mint, cinnamon and rose petal develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Gaja Barbarescos in recent memory. This is such a gorgeous wine. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, November 2019)

Nov 7th, 2019
Vino Joe

375mL. Young but punchy. Nice fruit balanced with a wavy finish.

375mL. Young but punchy. Nice fruit balanced with a wavy finish.

Feb 5th, 2024
Vino Joe

This is squarely in my wheelhouse. Love this wine. Love this producer. Needed 45 minutes to open. The cork was only lightly stained and no sediment in bottle. This is still a young wine but bursting. Lots of fruit. Well balanced. Grippy and long. It has a maturity and a complexity despite its age. Another winner.

This is squarely in my wheelhouse. Love this wine. Love this producer. Needed 45 minutes to open. The cork was only lightly stained and no sediment in bottle. This is still a young wine but bursting. Lots of fruit. Well balanced. Grippy and long. It has a maturity and a complexity despite its age. Another winner.

Dec 4th, 2023
Vino Joe

Young but solid. This was well rounded and complex but still looking for it’s legs. Cherry and dark fruit but more earth than sweetness. The Nebbiolo is still a bit taut. Went very well with pasta dinner.

Young but solid. This was well rounded and complex but still looking for it’s legs. Cherry and dark fruit but more earth than sweetness. The Nebbiolo is still a bit taut. Went very well with pasta dinner.

Oct 26th, 2023
Andrew McIntyre

The excellent vintage shining through here and massively better than the 2015 Sori Tildin from the previous evening. Chance to save some money 😂

The excellent vintage shining through here and massively better than the 2015 Sori Tildin from the previous evening. Chance to save some money 😂

Dec 27th, 2020
Stanislav Lobanov

17.5/20 (93/100) Розовые лепестки в аромате на первом плане, вишня, малина, белый перец. Не плотное, с высокой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными, деликатными по текстуре, пока ещё сухими танинами. Брусника во вкусе доминирует. Продолжительное послевкусие. Очень молодо.

17.5/20 (93/100) Розовые лепестки в аромате на первом плане, вишня, малина, белый перец. Не плотное, с высокой кислотностью и довольно интенсивными, деликатными по текстуре, пока ещё сухими танинами. Брусника во вкусе доминирует. Продолжительное послевкусие. Очень молодо.

Nov 3rd, 2019
Lev Lavrichtchev

Tasted at the winery. Very young

Tasted at the winery. Very young

Oct 4th, 2019
Ryan Maxwell

Ryan had this 4 years ago

Ryan had this 4 years ago

Oct 29th, 2019
Jens Lundqvist

Bartender/waiter/sommelier/ PA & Co

9.2

Jens had this 4 years ago

Jens had this 4 years ago

Oct 23rd, 2019