gaja, barolo, conteisa 2006
WINE SPECTATOR
93
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

2006 gaja, barolo, conteisa

Why We're Buying

The Gaja Langhe Conteisa Barolo comes from the oldest vines in Conteisa, a vineyard in Monforte d'Alba. Even in youth, the red wine is concentrated with melodic aromas of spice and cherries, making it a must-have for collectors and enthusiasts alike. It also returned 38.5% on investment from 2017 to 2021.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
93

Wine Spectator

Rich and supple, with a dusting of refined tannins providing the framework for plum, black cherry, chocolate and sweet spice aromas and flavors. Drinkable now, yet should improve over the next decade. Best from 2012 through 2030. 100 cases imported.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2006 Langhe Conteisa is a beautifully firm, transparent wine endowed with expressive red fruits, menthol, flowers and licorice. The 2006 is decidedly more reticent than the 2007, but it shows tons of harmony, length and class. The finish is utterly seductive. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
97

Wine Enthusiast

Conteisa is a Barolo-inspired wine from Angelo Gaja (with 8% Barbera) that opens with very attractive and approachable aromas of red fruit, tobacco, leather, moist earth and black licorice. There’s a youthful element to the personality (that hints at a long aging future ahead) backed by silky, but firm tannins and beautifully crisp acidity. The wine will be at its best after 2018.