Gaja Sori Tildin Langhe-Barbaresco 2011, Piedmont, Italy
PRESS: Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95 points. "The 2011 Sori Tildin is always a wine of great aromatic potential and the 2011 vintage is no exception. This Barbaresco-inspired red bursts from the glass with enormous verve and personality. Mineral notes of pencil shaving and brimstone come on the heels of red fruit and red currant. Drink: 2018-2035."
Jeb Dunnuck - 96 points.
Country Hierarchy: Piedmont, Italy
Grape/Blend: 95% Nebbiolo and 5% Barbera
Food Suggestion: Grilled and roasted pork, veal, lamb, beef, duck, quail and tuna
Wine Style: Red - Savory and Classic
Perfect fruit and tannin ripeness are the main features of the 2014 vintage. The 2014 Sorì Tildin keeps evolving in the glass, from the lively juiciness of the fruit expression into the complexity of the savory notes of fresh leather and black pepper.
The wine 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. On the palate, Sorì Tildin is more approachable than usual, with silky tannins, well balanced acidity and the signature mineral, almost salty, finish.
Sorì Tildìn is widely considered one of the greatest growing sites in Italy today. Purchased in 1967, the 8-acre vineyard is situated in the township of Barbaresco. It was first vinified as a single-vineyard wine in 1970.