2001 Barbaresco

Gaja; Angelo

93Average Score
Red
Hlvs
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£78.00
Bts
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0 Immediate | 3 Marketplace
£149.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
93
Critic Notes

The 2001 Barbaresco is a wine of tremendous harmony that has come together beautifully since I last tasted it six months ago. It presents a very pretty nose of crushed raspberries, spices, and minerals followed by complex dark cherry, tar, menthol and mineral flavors on a delicate, medium-bodied frame of great length. Objectively speaking the single-vineyard wines may be more rich and structured, but it is the Barbaresco this year that really speaks to the soul. If I could only have one wine from this estate in 2001, it would undoubtedly be the terrific Barbaresco. Highly recommended. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2021. Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate # 167.

Score: 93-/100The Wine Advocate

The 2001 Barbaresco is gorgeous. Sweet balsamic notes open on the bouquet, followed intense, silky layers of fruit. The 2001 is subtle, classy and elegant from start to finish. Hints of early maturity appear in the aromatics, but the wine has more than enough fruit to support at least another decade of fine drinking. Tobacco, sweet herbs and licorice add the final notes of complexity. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021. Apr 2012, www.robertparker.com

Score: 93-/100Antonio Galloni
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Product details
Country
Italy
Region
Northern Italy
Sub-region
Piedmont
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
Country
Italy
Region
Northern Italy
Sub-region
Piedmont
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
-
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
-
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