1990 Gaja Sperss Barolo

- 750 ml
96
JD
Availability: Out of Stock
$499.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
10860-750-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

The 1990 Angelo Gaja Barolo Sperss just continues to sing every time I’ve been lucky enough to drink a bottle, and this is a glorious Barolo drinking at point. Offering heavenly notes of rose petals, violets, exotic spices, and both red and black fruits, it’s silky and refined on the palate, with sweet tannins and a supple, sexy even, style. It has another 10-15 years ahead of it.

Jeb Dunnuck | 96 JD
...1990 Gaja Barolo Sperss, which was seemingly fully mature, but still very fresh and lively with plenty of rose petal, tar, strawberry and black cherry fruit, with some licorice and tropical notes. The wine is full-bodied, opulent and impressively done. This was a great showing for one of Gaja's famous single-vineyard wines from Barolo....

Robert Parker's Hedonist Gazette | 96 RP-HG
Gaja's 1990 Barolo Sperss is a sweet, seamless beauty endowed with gorgeous fruit. The wine possesses superb inner perfume and purity even if it doesn't quite reach the level of Gaja's most successful wines in this vintage. Still, this is pure 1990 and pure Serralunga.

Vinous Media | 96 VM
Gaja’s 1990 Barolo Sperss is a sweet, seamless beauty endowed with gorgeous fruit. The wine possesses superb inner perfume and purity even if it doesn’t quite reach the level of Gaja’s most successful wines in this vintage. Still, this is pure 1990 and pure Serralunga. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2030.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 95 RP

More Information
Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1990
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Gaja: Gaja's winery provides magnificent Barbaresco wine with amazing consistency, and the wines evolve with age like a caterpillar turning into a gorgeous butterfly. Their wines are often chewy, fleshy, visceral in a way very few other wineries can boast. The flavors are concentrated, and the wine seems to almost pulsate with pure life force in the glass. Expect to encounter jammy dark fruits, delicious grilled vegetables, and other aromas that make it seem like you're eating a full-course meal prepared by one of the world's finest chefs. It's a complete package in every way imaginable, and a wine that will remain in your memories for decades to come. If you're at a social event, don't expect a bottle of Gaja to still contain wine after about ten minutes!
Rating 96 JD
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Barolo: Barolo have cemented their spot as one of Italy's most famous and desirable achievements, decorating the cellars of every serious wine collector. While the grape they're made from is rather dark and dusty-looking, the elixir that comes from this varietal is an almost crystal clear, light red, like a pair of seductive lips glistening in the candlelight.
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Varietal Nebbiolo
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