gaja, barbaresco 2004

gaja, barbaresco 2004
VINOUS
95
WINE SPECTATOR
95

Critics' Scores

  • VINOUS
    95
    Vinous

    The 2004 Barbaresco is at the beginning of what promises to be a long drinking window. Hints of cedar, cinnamon, earthiness and wild flowers open up in the glass with a sense of effortless grace. Brambly notes add a dimension of earthiness. There is so much to like here, first and foremost the wine's exceptional overall balance. What a beautiful wine this is. Today, the 2004 is a real stunner.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    95
    Wine Spectator

    There's an excellent balance of fruit and tannins, with vanilla, flowers and berries throughout, along with tar. Full and racy, with a long finish. It's all here. (JS)

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    91
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    Tasted at Roberson’s Gaja vertical. Slightly deeper in colour than the 2006. There is certainly more penetration on the nose compared to the 2006, not as sensual, a little edgier. Dark cherries and plum, a hint of violets and a touch of seaweed. Very fine delineation. The palate is full-bodied and tannic. There is still some hardness here, a little brutish with a bolshie, slightly alcoholic finish. I think that the 2006 has better balanced and breeding. Drink 2012-2020. (NM)

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