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Gaja Langhe Rossj Bass 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep red-ruby. A bit less exuberant on the nose than the Cos ta Russi hinting at plum mocha chocolate underbrush and minerals. Very suave on entry then brooding classy and young with far more primary black fruit and licorice flavors than the nose suggests. Less showy today than the Costa Russi but perhaps even longer with more powerful tannins. This really calls for at least seven or eight years of additional bottle aging. 94 pts. S. Tanzer

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

Member Reviews for Gaja Langhe Rossj Bass

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Snooth User: 97mjr
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0.00 5
03/04/2009

Tight, unremarkable. No detailed notes, but if you own it . . . put it down for a few years and hope for the best. Given the source good things will likely happen.


External Reviews for Gaja Langhe Rossj Bass

External Review
01/19/2010

Wine Spectator 96 Collectible "A very silky wine with berry, cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with fine tannis and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet finesse. Best after 2007. (J.S.)" Stephan Tanzer 95 "Good full red-ruby. Rather mute on the nose, hinting only at plum. Then plummy, dense and deep, with strong acids giving the wine terrific grip. Notes of licorice, violet and minerals lift the wine's fruit. Comes across as the least filled-in of these three 2001s today, but this still needs time to harmonize. Most impressive today on the powerfully structured, slow-building finish."


External Review
11/14/2013

With its delicate aromatic nose of flowers spices minerals and menthol the 2001 Sori Tildin is less overtly lush than Costa Russi offering much delineation in its elegant macerated cherry fruit and tar flavors with greater length fine tannins and exceptional overall balance. It is always the most nuanced and classic of the Gaja single-vineyard wines. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2023. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.



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Deep red-ruby. A bit less exuberant on the nose than the Cos ta Russi hinting at plum mocha chocolate underbrush and minerals. Very suave on entry then brooding classy and young with far more primary black fruit and licorice flavors than the nose suggests. Less showy today than the Costa Russi but perhaps even longer with more powerful tannins. This really calls for at least seven or eight years of additional bottle aging. 94 pts. S. Tanzer

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