Gaja Sperss Nebbiolo Wine 2008
"Good full, deep red. Compelling perfume of musky strawberry, wild game, smoky minerality and underbrush. Broad and sweet, but with outstanding definition and a magically light touch to its fruit, mineral and spice flavors. Wonderfully brisk, complete wine with an explosive back end featuring great tannic structure and outstanding aromatic lift. I wouldn't call this powerful wine fat or silky, but it's utterly seamless and incredibly suave. Should be a cellar classic...96-98" IWC 11/11 "Exotic, dark and totally seductive. Black cherries, mint, licorice, flowers, spices and juniper berries meld together in the glass, all supported by firm, insistent tannins. Today the Sperss has begun to shut down in bottle. It isn-t anywhere near as expressive as the Conteisa, but that will come in time. There is so much to look forward to, but readers will have to be patient. In time, the 2008 Sperss will be yet another viscerally thrilling wine...96+" WA 4/12 "Gaja’s Sperss was once a Barolo but now occupies a category all its own as a Nebbiolo from the Langhe region—the producer famously declassified his top wines. This shows extreme elegance and sophistication with fine nuances of forest fruit, spice, dried tobacco, licorice and Spanish cedar. The finish is long, polished and bright. Drink after 2020...95" WE 9/12 "This has a crazy intensity with a big hit of new wood but loads of ripe yet subtle fruit, from plums to dark berries. Full and chewy with round tannins and a long, persistent finish. Turns to licorice and spice in the aftertaste. Better in 2016...94" JamesSuckling.com 7/12
Just tried Gaja's Barbaresco 2008, and what a lovely drink! Clear, intense ruby colour. Clean youthful aromas of red cherry, wild strawberries, sweet spice, licorice and young oak shavings. Dry, full-bodied Nebbiolo with abundance of grippy tannins and plenty of fresh acidity. As with all Nebbiolos, they are very restrained in their youth and need some time to showcase their fullest characteristics. Medium+ intensity of ripe cherry and dark berry fruit flavours with a dash of spice on the finish. Drink 2015 - 2025. 93/100.
External Reviews for Gaja Sperss Nebbiolo Wine
Theres a lot of toasty oak framing the black cherry, tobacco and spice flavors in this suave, powerful red. Balanced overall, with plenty of fruit, but needs time to integrate more fully. Displays a fine mix of fruit and spice on the aftertaste. Bes... Wine Spectator. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Gaja Sperss 750ml
There s a lot of toasty oak framing the black cherry tobacco and spice flavors in this suave powerful red. Balanced overall with plenty of fruit but needs time to integrate more fully. Displays a fine mix of fruit and spice on the aftertaste. Best from 2016 through 2035. -BS Wine Spectator.
Gaja's Sperss was once a Barolo but now occupies a category all its own as a Nebbiolo from the Langhe region-the producer famously declassified his top wines. This shows extreme elegance and sophistication with fine nuances of forest fruit, spice, dr... Wine Enthusiast. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2008 Gaja Sperss 750ml