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2009 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sperss Gaja, Langhe DOC, Piedmont, Italy

In Bond case price:
£900.00
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Langhe DOC
Producer Gaja
Vintage 2009
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Nebbiolo
ABV 14.5%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 4 cases

95 Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (June 2013)

The 2009 Sperss sees fruit sourced from Serralunga d’Alba and those telltale signs of the territory are definitely on full display. The power, added structure and thicker density of the wine speak to this corner of the Barolo denomination. Bold cherry and spice are rounded off by leather, tobacco and a touch of toasted Alba hazelnut.

The finish is soft and caressing even at this young stage, yet the wine still needs more time to evolve. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2038.

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96+ Stephen Tanzer, Vinous (November 2013)

Good deep red. Knockout, almost liqueur-like nose combines plum, redcurrant, red licorice, marzipan, menthol, tobacco and loamy earth. Large-scaled, broad and deep, with its powerful sweetness leavened by strong minerality and a distinct medicinal reserve.

As concentrated as a solid. The slowly building finish shows inexorable length, saturating the palate with salty minerality. I'd bet on this one for the long haul.

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Vintage Format Packaging Price Status
2008 6x75cl OWC £950.00 In Bond View
2007 6x75cl OWC £950.00 In Bond View
2007 6x75cl OWC £950.00 In Bond View
2006 6x75cl OWC £900.00 In Bond View
2004 6x75cl OWC £1,050.00 In Bond View
1997 6x75cl OWC £2,000.00 In Bond View