Barbaresco 2016

Angelo Gaja: Barbaresco 2016


Zum Winzer

Nebbiolo 100%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2026–2056
Verpackt in: 6er
seidig & aromatisch
pikant & würzig
Lobenberg: 97+/100
International Wine Report: 98/100
Suckling: 96/100
Falstaff: 96/100
Parker: 96/100
Galloni: 96/100
Wine&Spirits: 96/100
Italien, Piemont
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Barbaresco 2016


Lobenberg: Ein legendärer Wein von einem Winzer, den man nicht weiter vorstellen braucht. Er betört ob der dunklen Früchte. Immens komplexes Bouquet. Leder, eine Spur Tabak, getrocknete Pflaume, etwas Unterholz, auch Brombeere. Am Gaumen geradlinig, markant und sehr würzig, viel Pfeffer, schwarze Beeren. Unglaublich langes Finish. Bereitet jetzt schon viel Freude, wird aber erst in einigen Jahren richtig aufdrehen. Falls Sie ihn vor 2026 öffnen, bitte gönnen Sie dem Wein ausreichend Luft. Er braucht dann definitiv mindestens fünf bis acht Stunden im Dekanter. Ein großer, extrem langlebiger Nebbiolo! 97+/100


International Wine Report über: Barbaresco

-- International Wine Report: The 2016 Barbaresco is simply magnificent in this vintage. As this slowly evolves in the glass it releases striking aromas of spiced red plums, warm road tar, forest floor, hearth smoked meat and hints of dried eucalyptus leaf. On the palate this continues to deliver beautiful flavor profile of red plums, with cherries and a sweet dark cocoa that are all wrapped up in gorgeous tannins are extremely robust and structured. This continues to impress with its beautiful texture, tons of complexity and a finish that ends with vibrant sweet acidity that evokes a wild strawberry vinaigrette character leaving your mouth watering. The 2016 is a total beauty and while this is already quite fascinating in its youth, it should also go on to have a stunning future ahead. 98/100


Suckling über: Barbaresco

-- Suckling: This is all about finesse with power. Such great length here with ever so refined tannins and precise strawberry, cedar, dried-rose and mineral character. Medium body. Fresh and vivid finish. Hard not to drink now, but wait until at least 2021. 96/100


Falstaff über: Barbaresco

-- Falstaff: Aufhellendes, mitteldichtes Rubin mit Granatschimmer. Zeigt in der Nase betont frische Noten, nach saftiger Kirsche etwas Weichsel, dahinter Blutorange. Zeigt sich geschliffen und geschmeidig am Gaumen, entfaltet sich mit viel feinmaschigem Tannin, spannt einen weiten Bogen, rollt saftig über die Zunge, sehr gute Spannung. 96/100


Parker über: Barbaresco

-- Parker: I tasted this wine over two sittings, one at the winery and one at my home office a few weeks later. Although I can't claim any extraordinary differences between the two sessions, I noticed a few minimal shifts that are essential to understanding the wine's future aging ability. The 2016 Barbaresco starts off slow at first, showing a small margin of aromatic evolution in the glass. But come back two hours later, and you can almost hear the soft sounds of the symphony playing just below the surface. The 2016 vintage is characterized by the solid intensity and firmness of its aromas, which transcend fruit and veer toward balsamic herb, licorice, tar and smoke instead. The tannins offer a moment of sweetness and softness, before you are aware of their undeniable firmness. In all, there is a certain glossiness or satiny quality to the mouthfeel that underlines the wine's carefully crafted integration. I would describe this as a classic and also a somewhat austere Barbaresco that fully deserves extra cellar time to stretch those tight muscles and grow in volume. This wine will award those who wait. 96/100


Galloni über: Barbaresco

-- Galloni: Gaja's 2016 Barbaresco is positively stellar. A wine of poise and grace, the 2016 has so much to offer. Expressive spice and floral notes open up first, but what really stands out is the wine's nuance and delineation. There is a sense of translucency to the 2016 that is impossible to miss. Sweet red cherry, mint, cinnamon and rose petal develop in the glass, adding further shades of nuance. Quite simply, the 2016 is one of the very finest Gaja Barbarescos in recent memory. This is such a gorgeous wine. Don't miss it. 96/100


Wine&Spirits über: Barbaresco

-- Wine&Spirits: The Gaja family calls 2016 one of the best vintages they have ever experienced, with a long, slow ripening period without heat stress or disease pressure. That balance comes through in this suave, elegant Barbaresco. It smells of soft rose petals and tastes of juicy cherries and spiced raspberries, the flavors gliding along smooth, ripe tannins. With air, the wine picks up energy and depth, moving into a long, vibrant finish. 96/100

Wine Spectator über: Barbaresco

-- Wine Spectator: This gorgeous red evokes rose, strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit, shaded by tobacco, tar and wild thyme notes. Pure, sleek and intense, with a firm base of tannins and vibrant acidity for support. This should evolve beautifully. Be patient. Best from 2022 through 2043. 96/100

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Angelo Gaja

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Barbaresco 2016