1964 Gaja - Barbaresco (94 pts)路 鈩癸笍 This wine is 馃挴 Nebbiolo

1964 Gaja - Barbaresco (94 pts)路 鈩癸笍 This wine is 馃挴 Nebbiolo

5/11/2021, 11:18:44 AM
1964 Gaja - Barbaresco (94 pts)路 鈩癸笍 This wine is 馃挴 Nebbiolo. This wine comes from the Barbaresco appellation in the Piedmont region of Italy. Giovanni Gaja stopped sourcing fruit from other growers in 1961 to ensure the quality of the fruit by using estate-grown fruit. Giovanni鈥檚 son, Angelo Gaja, produces single-vineyard bottling in the 1970s, which put Barbaresco on the map路 馃憗 Pale garnet color with a tawny rim (always hard to capture the right lighting)路 馃憙 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of dried cherry, dried cranberry, dried leaves, dried flowers, tobacco, leather, cedar, oregano, and thyme路 馃憚The wine is dry, high acidity, low resolves tannins, medium+ alcohol (~13.5%), and medium body. Medium+ length dried cherries, leather, and thyme路 馃敂 While I can say this is not the best bottle of 1964 Barbaresco/Barolo that I have ever had, but it was still holding on. The nose blossomed with air showing tertiary development dried fruits and herbs. There was a surprising amount of fruit still left on the palate. This wine reminded me of aged red Burgundy from the 80s. If you love old wine, this would be truly enjoyable over a few hours. Many people love fruit and tight tannins, and for those people, this would be one foot in the grave. I am clearly in the former group, the true sign of an excellent bottle for me is that it makes me think and forget about what is happening around me. This bottle did that for me, and I barely managed to capture my notes until the last glass. Gaja is Gaja路 #vin #lovewine #馃嵎 #wineterroir #wine #gaja #gajawine #nebbiolo #barbaresco #piedmont #italianwine

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