Gaja Barbaresco DOCG 2015, Piedmont, Italy
PRESS: Wine Enthusiast - 96 points. "Woodland berry, blue flower, sunbaked soil and a whiff of dark spice shape the nose. Structured and extremely elegant, the focused, impeccable palate doles out juicy red cherry, strawberry, baking spice and star anise set against taut polished tannins that provide seamless support. It's well balanced, with fresh acidity. It's already tempting but hold for even more complexity."
Country Hierarchy: Piedmont, Italy
Alcohol Content: 14%
Aroma: Immediately rich and complex, with racy violet, rose, black cherry and dark licorice, complemented by notes of white pepper, cloves and soft leather. An intriguing mineral character adds to the bouquet.
Taste: Full and mouth-coating on entry and throughout the mid- palate, the wine shows layers of ripe, dark and juicy fruits, black cherry, plum and sweet blueberry. Licorice and dark chocolate notes further enhance the complexity.