Gaja, Angelo - Barolo Sperss 1996

Product Details

Vintage
1996
Colour
Red
Appellation
Barolo
Producer
Gaja, Angelo

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12 x 0.75L BI Reserves IB £2,750.00 4 cs

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Tasting Notes and Scores

Wine Advocate
94-96

The spectacular 1996 Barolo Sperss boasts an opaque ruby/purple color in addition to enormously ripe black cherries, tar, flowers, and white truffles. Extremely full-bodied, with compelling intensity and purity, this is a large-scaled, massive Barolo with plenty of tannin, and 2-3 decades of ageability. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.

Wine Spectator
92

A very ripe red, almost raisiny and curranty. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and lots of tar and ripe fruit character. Getting better, but still a bit austere. Needs time.--1996 Piedmont retrospective. Best after 2009.

Stephen Tanzer
96(+?)

Full saturated ruby. Brooding, profound aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and smoked meat. Boasts remarkably intense and penetrating flavors, and has the superb density of material to buffer its powerful acids and tannins. This very backward wine already shows a harmony of components and grip of steel. The finish features palate-drenching tannins and great lively length. A magnificent Barolo of great class.