A 98 pointer no less and another sensational wine in the Gaja portfolio from a top drawer vintage. This is a must for any collector!
Gaja’s wines are some of my favourite wines in the world and absolute to top tier in Piedmont along with the best Barolo. They combine finesse and complexity with beauty and charm. It certainly needs time and really you’re looking at 6 years of cellaring before it will be ready. A lot of the top Barolo and Barbaresco never develop the geniality of Gaja. Gaja is known to have improved in the last few years, which is incredible, given how wonderful the wines already were.
FROM THE PRESS
“The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo is an eternal wine that will need 10-15 years in bottle to truly come around. Sorì San Lorenzo is often a big, virile wine. There is plenty of heft to the 2016, but at the same time, I also find an element of refinement and nuance that Sorì San Lorenzo has rarely, if ever, shown. Black cherry, cloves, menthol, licorice, gravel and incense are some of the many aromas and flavor that meld together in this dramatic and dramatically beautiful Barbaresco from the Gaja family. The Sorì San Lorenzo just explodes on the finish, with an array of aromas, flavors and textures that will leave readers weak at the knees. The 2016 is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine of real gravitas and power.”98 points, Antonio Galloni