Less than a handful of wines each year meet the strict criteria to become a 100 point wine and this more than deserves it. A once in a lifetime wine to drink!
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.
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“The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is a fabulous, incredibly complete wine that soars out of the glass with explosive structure and vertical lift. The tannins are very much present, but also matched beautifully by the wine's aromatic intensity and overall drive. Dark macerated cherry, spice, leather, licorice, plum and mocha add darker shades of nuance. In 2016, Sorì Tildìn is a bit more brooding and bigger than it often is, and yet all the elements are impeccably balanced. It is quite simply a majestic wine of real grandeur and total class, but it is not obvious. Sorì Tildìn will appeal most to readers who understand what the truest essence of Nebbiolo is all about. In a word: magnificent!”100 points, Antonio Galloni