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WS: Great Scores for Barbaresco Wines

Gaja’s Barbaresco wines have received great scores from the Wine Spectator in the November 15 issue, including a 95 rating for Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo 2014, 94 points for both Barbaresco Costa Russi 2014 and Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 2014. Barbaresco 2014 received a score of 93 points. Gaja rating in WS – Nov 15, 2017 for a PDF of these ratings.

Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo 2014

Score: 95

Release Price $485

Country Italy

Region Piedmont

Issue Nov 15, 2017

Designation Collectibles

Tasting Note

Earthy notes lead off, followed by cherry, plum, graphite and tobacco flavors. Starts out broad and muscular, with a thick layer of tannins for support, yet gains elegance with aeration. A tad austere on the finish, but stays vibrant and long. Best from 2021 through 2036. B.S

Barbaresco Costa Russi 2014

Score: 94

Release Price $485

Country Italy

Region Piedmont

Issue Nov 15, 2017

Tasting Note

Tight and focused, this red features a beam of cherry, strawberry, leather, tobacco, tar and iron wrapped in the grip of dense, refined tannins. Fresh and balanced, showing plenty of energy on the resonant finish. Best from 2023 through 2040. –BS

Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn 2014

Score: 94

Release Price $485

Country Italy

Region Piedmont

Issue Nov 15, 2017

Tasting Note

Rich, juicy and chewy at once, this red evokes cherry, eucalyptus, tar and spice aromas and flavors. Taut yet intense, with energy that drives the long, savory finish. Not showy today, but the potential is there. Best from 2023 through 2040. –BS

Barbaresco 2014

Score: 93

Release Price $195

Country Italy

Region Piedmont

Issue Nov 15, 2017

Tasting Note

A lush style, boasting black cherry, plum, licorice, tar and spice flavors. Firmly structured and needs air to open, ending on a long, complex and balanced finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. –BS

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