2013 Gaja Barbaresco Sori TildenNebbiolo from Italy
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The Sorì Tildin plot faces southwest at an altitude of 270 meters with a fermentation that typically lasts for 15-20 days. The wines are then placed in barrique for malolactic ...
- 98 Decanter
- 97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
- 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 95+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Supremely elegant and poised, with a combed-back sleekness and grace. Crushed raspberry is at the centre of a deeper and darker palate of sweet black cherry, juniper berries and wild mint. Great precision and an underlying structure supports and gives amplitude to a glossy, fine finish like polished mahogany."
97 Antonio Galloni - Vinous
"As always, the Sorì Tildìn is a wine of nuance and delineation above all else. Beautifully sculpted and precise, the 2013 offers up a compelling interplay of dark red cherry, mint, lavender and licorice. A subtle accent of French oak adds nuance without detracting from the wine's translucent personality and overall energy. At the same time, it is hard for the mind not to wander a bit and imagine what the wine might have tasted like had it been made more along the lines of the Costa Russi, especially given this site's inherent finesse. But back to the present. The 2013 Sorì Tildìn is another drop-dead gorgeous beauty from Gaja."
97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
The perfumes are fabulous here with strawberry, walnut and porcini mushrooms. Mountain herbs. Full body, tight and integrated tannins and a long finish. Refined and beautiful. Hard not to drink now.
95+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2013 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn sees fruit sourced from a vineyard site located directly above Costa Russi. This fruit is harvested at 260 meters above sea level, while the latter is located 30 meters lower in elevation. The age of the vines is slightly younger as well, with 45-years-old being the average age. That subtle change in vineyard location does much to shape the generosity and bounty of the bouquet. There is a distinct softness and roundness here that comes forth as dark cherry, pressed blackberry and plum, with tobacco and leather in a supporting role. This Barbaresco stands on solid feet with tight textural richness that comes exclusively from the Nebbiolo grape. Breaking with past tradition, Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is made with a single variety."
The Sorì Tildin plot faces southwest at an altitude of 270 meters with a fermentation that typically lasts for 15-20 days. The wines are then placed in barrique for malolactic fermentation and remain there for a year before aging another 12 months in large casks. Of Gaja’s three single-vineyard Barbaresco wines, Sorì Tildin displays the roundest tasting profile, with a rich body, subtle texture, and fine, ripe tannins. Like all of Gaja’s wines, Sorì Tilden offers extraordinary aging potential. Shows an intense expressiveness of aromas. Spices like cinnamon and clove along with hints of cola and savory herbs are immediately available in the glass. Taste: The palate is dense and rich of mulberry and blueberry notes. The finish is long and marked by a peculiar meaty note.
98 - Decanter
97 - Antonio Galloni - Vinous
97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
95+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Taste||blackberry, cherry, smoke and earth|
|Nose||truffle, cherry, plum, leather and vanilla|