gaja, barolo, sperss 2017
JEB DUNNUCK
98

2017 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."

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
98

Jeb Dunnuck

From the estate’s property in Serralunga d’Alba, the 2017 Barolo Sperss is fresh with pine, perfectly ripe cherry, leather, and aniseed. It has classic Serralunga structure without being imposing, with ripe up-front fruit of dried raspberry as well as tea leaf, and refreshing acidity on the finish. It is layered with depth, but is remarkably drinkable now. This is a beautiful wine to finish out the Gaja lineup. Drink 2022-2042.