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2005 Gaja Barbaresco
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2009

Bright red. Musky red fruits on the nose. Broad, supple and sweet, with an attractive floral quality that gives it considerable early appeal. In spite of its obvious juicy acidity, this is surprisingly open-knit. Finishes with very good length.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by JW
Very approachable even in its infancy this classic Barbaresco should evolve beautifully for 15-20 years. Medium-to-full bodied ruby with good, if not austere, tannins, and a 30-40 second finish. Notes of cedar, ripe red cherries and raspberries. An excellent expression of Nebbiolo.


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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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