2001 gaja, barolo, sperss
Why We're Buying
Angelo Gaja has outdone himself with Gaja Sperss Barolo. Known across the world for its elegance and complexity, this offering is the top Barolo from the estate. The wine exudes character, strength, and structure, along with ripe tannins. Wine critic Jeb Dunnuck gave the 2015 vintage a perfect rating, saying, "Barolo doesn't get any more sexy or opulent."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2001 Sperss is the alter ego to the Conteisa. It is a decidedly powerful, virile wine with plenty of Serralunga muscle in its powerful, brooding personality. Tobacco, mint, crushed flowers, licorice and leather are some of the notes that add complexity and depth to the dark fruit. Layers of flavor build to the explosive finish. Readers will have to be patient with the Sperss. All it needs is time. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.