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Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Conteisa 2003

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Wine Spectator Review Rated 96 Offers fabulous aromas of blueberry and lilac. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and round, caressing tannins. This is deep and concentrated, yet wonderfully balanced. Superb. The best Conteisa after 2000. Best after 2010. Wine Tasting Notes Garnet. Expressive floral nose with notes of red berries, plums, licorice and spices. The Nebbiolo in Conteisa reflects the essence of the Cerequio terroir: sumptuous texture and a very refined character with perfectly integrated tannins.

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Gaja:
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the y... Read more
The Gaja winery was founded in Piedmont, Italy by Giovanni Gaja in 1859. It has been passed down through five generations of the family (who came to Italy from Spain in the 18th century) now under the direction of his great grandson Angelo Gaja. The initial wines were Barbarescos (in the Barbaresco and Treiso districts), then Barolo (in Serralunga d’Alba and La Morra), and through the years the wines have branched out into other styles and vineyard locations, with expansion into Tuscany in the mid 1990s. These began as expressions of Brunello di Montalcino. In 1996, they launched Ca’Marcanda, a Gaja Super Tuscan made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. This highly successful venture in the Bolgheri of Maremma was intended with the Piedmontese understanding of the different terroirs and how they affect specific grapes, celebrating the best expressions of their environment. In addition to outstanding, world renown wines, Gaja also produces some top notch grappas.  Read less

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Snooth User: carmelo Santiago
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Vintage: 2009 11/02/2010

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Conteisa

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/13/2015

The 2010 Conteisa is a stunner with all the overwhelming elegance that is inherent to this vintage. It opens steadily to reveal red flower, cassis, baking spice, anisette and tobacco. The aromas are expressive and deep with enduring richness. The tannins are slightly sweet and already soft. This is a collectors’ choice. Drink: 2018–2040.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/13/2015

The 2010 Conteisa is a wine of extreme finesse. Flowers, sweet red berries, hard candy, mint and licorice all emerge from the glass, supported by silky, polished tannins. Today the 2010 impresses for its fabulous, crystalline purity and striking overall balance. The style is aromatic, lifted and all about elegance. The 2010 has only recently been bottled. I won’t be surprised if it is even better in another few years. Conteisa is mostly Nebbiolo with a dollop of Barbera, from the Cerequio vineyard in La Morra.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/13/2015

Made with Nebbiolo from Gaja’s holdings in the Cerequio vineyard in La Morra, with a touch of Barbera, this combines finesse, structure and depth. It’s highly perfumed with rose, balsamic notes, berry and spice that follow through to red cherry, raspberry, white pepper, licorice and mint flavors. It’s balanced with polished tannins and closes on a mineral note. Drink 2018–2030.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 02/04/2015

Floral top notes lead to black cherry and strawberry fruit, with flourishes of tobacco, iron and spice. This red is balanced and light- to medium-bodied, showing a terrific texture. Ample tannins leave a dusty feel on the lingering finish. Best from 2018 through 2032.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

The 2009 Conteisa is round supple and caressing. Sweet spices meld into flowers red berries and mint in a pretty nuanced wine with considerable early appeal. This is one of the most open accessible young wines I have ever tasted from Gaja. Fine silky tannins grace the inviting finish. Antonio Galloni.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Plentiful red fruits here with hints of toffee and dried flowers on the nose. Full-bodied and tannic with chocolate and orange peel on the palate. Flavorful finish. Try after 2016. James Suckling.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 06/20/2014

Good medium red. Explosive aromas of redcurrant red cherry violet and licorice. Wonderfully silky and fat on the palate with highly concentrated pliant red fruit flavors that don t quite show the delicate herbal and floral high notes of the 2010. But this big broad plush 2009 boasts an element of finesse to its tannins that s rare for the vintage. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


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Wine Spectator Review Rated 96 Offers fabulous aromas of blueberry and lilac. Full-bodied, with a solid core of ripe fruit and round, caressing tannins. This is deep and concentrated, yet wonderfully balanced. Superb. The best Conteisa after 2000. Best after 2010. Wine Tasting Notes Garnet. Expressive floral nose with notes of red berries, plums, licorice and spices. The Nebbiolo in Conteisa reflects the essence of the Cerequio terroir: sumptuous texture and a very refined character with perfectly integrated tannins.

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