2009 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 2009 Sperss sees fruit sourced from Serralunga d’Alba and those telltale signs of the territory are definitely on full display. The power, added structure and thicker density of the wine speak to this corner of the Barolo denomination. Bold cherry and spice are rounded off by leather, tobacco and a touch of toasted Alba hazelnut. The finish is soft and caressing even at this young stage, yet the wine still needs more time to evolve.