Gaja Sori Tildin Langhe-Barbaresco 2014, Piedmont, Italy
PRESS: James Suckling - 96 points. "The nose has it all here with fresh cranberry character, brambleberries and lavender intermingled with darker, more complex notes of cedar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Full body, so much vibrant acidity, tangy fruit, expansive yet tight tannins and a long, savory finish. Profound minerality. Delicious now but better in 2020."
Jeb Dunnuck - 96 points.
Country Hierarchy: Piedmont, Italy
Grape/Blend: 95% Nebbiolo and 5% Barbera
Food Suggestion: Lamb
Wine Style: Red - Savory and Classic
Alcohol Content: 14%
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.