Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2016

Angelo Gaja: Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2016

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98–100
100
2
Nebbiolo 100%
5
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2028–2053
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
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tanninreich
strukturiert
pikant & würzig
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Lobenberg: 98–100/100
Wine&Spirits: 100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 99/100
Suckling: 99/100
Galloni: 98+/100
Falstaff: 98/100
Parker: 98/100
Winespectator: 97/100
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Italien, Piemont
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Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
lobenberg

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2016

98–100
/100

Lobenberg: Von den Jahrgängen 1996 bis 2011 waren circa 5% Barbera im Cuvée und da für die Barbaresco DOCG 100 Prozent Nebbiolo vorgeschrieben sind wurde der Sori San Lorenzo für diese Zeit ebenso wie Gajas andere Einzellagen unter der Langhe Nebbiolo DOC abgefüllt. Seit dem Jahrgang 2013 ist er wieder reiner Nebbiolo und unter Barbaresco DOCG. Für 12 Monate im Barrique und anschließend weitere 12 Monate im großen Holzfass ausgebaut. Im Gegensatz zum Sori Tildin, der immer den elegantesten Wein hervorbringt ist der San Lorenzo Gajas Power Wein aus seiner etwas wärmeren Lage. Ganz besonders im perfekten Jahr 2016 das durch die Bank im Piemont für viel Reife und Druck gesorgt hat scheint diese Lage nochmal extra klar! Schwarze Früchte, geröstete Nüsse, Gewürze, Leder und Zedernholz in der Nase. Sehr komplex, vielschichtig und elegant mit duftigem Potpourri, dabei ungemein reichhaltig. Eine Idealkomposition aus Power und Finesse. Wie alle Gaja Barbaresco Lagen entwickelt sich der Sori San Lorenzo mit einigen Jahren extra Reifezeit in der Flasche zum Höhepunkt. Falls Sie ihn vor 2028 öffnen, gönnen Sie dem Wein bitte ausreichend Luft. Er braucht definitiv mindestens fünf bis acht Stunden im Dekanter. 98-100/100

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/100

Wine&Spirits über: Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

-- Wine&Spirits: In 2004, the Gaja family began an intensive program to improve their vineyards, implementing organic composting, taking steps to increase biodiversity, and modifying the pruning system with help from the respected firm Simonit and Sirch. Work in the cellar has also evolved; while the Barbarescos still age in oak barrels, fewer are new, and barriques have been supplemented by larger tonneaux. The family is also giving the wines more time on the lees, to preserve freshness. The investment paid off in 2016, a vintage that has been characterized as near-perfect, with timely rainfall, warm summer days and cooler temperatures near harvest. According to Gaia Gaja, the grapes ripened so evenly and harmoniously that production was up by about 15 percent. Gaja’s 2016 Sorì San Lorenzo sits atop the pinnacle, combining power and concentration with sheer excitement. Its deep cherry tones take time to unfurl, gradually gaining notes of licorice, menthol, woodsy mushroom and dark spice as the wine builds toward an electric crescendo. Firm, polished tannins inject a coolness that further energizes the wine and will surely make this the longest-lived of Gaja’s glorious 2016 Barbarescos. 100/100

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Jeb Dunnuck über: Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

-- Jeb Dunnuck: Another wine with a Burgundian silkiness (tannins this good can be hard to find in young Nebbiolo), the 2016 Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo offers a more exotic bouquet of spiced red plums, licorice, dried herbs, rose petals, and flowery incense. This is a ripe, incredibly sexy, opulent Barbaresco that stays pure, ultra-refined, and elegant on the palate, with both tannins and acidity perfectly integrated. As with the Sori Tildin, it took plenty of air to show at its best, and despite offering incredibly pleasure today due to its balance and ripe tannins, it's needs 5-7 years of bottle age and will cruise for 25 years or more. 99/100

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/100

Suckling über: Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

-- Suckling: Glorious aromas of ripe strawberries, cherries and orange peel with flowers and stones and some incense. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with fantastic depth of fruit and ripe tannins. It goes on for minutes. One of the most structured Sori San Lorenzos in a long time. 99/100

98+
/100

Galloni über: Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

-- Galloni: The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo is an eternal wine that will need 10-15 years in bottle to truly come around. Sorì San Lorenzo is often a big, virile wine. There is plenty of heft to the 2016, but at the same time, I also find an element of refinement and nuance that Sorì San Lorenzo has rarely, if ever, shown. Black cherry, cloves, menthol, licorice, gravel and incense are some of the many aromas and flavor that meld together in this dramatic and dramatically beautiful Barbaresco from the Gaja family. The Sorì San Lorenzo just explodes on the finish, with an array of aromas, flavors and textures that will leave readers weak at the knees. The 2016 is an outrageously beautiful, vivid wine of real gravitas and power. 98+/100

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/100

Falstaff über: Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

-- Falstaff: Leuchtendes, intensives Rubingranat. Sehr fein gezeichnete Noten, viel reife Frucht, vor allem Zwetschge und Himbeere, dazu etwas Gojibeeren, etwas Gewürznelken, wirkt sehr geschliffen. In Ansatz und Verlauf sehr fein und geschliffen, zeigt feines Tannin in vielen Schichten, salzig, im hinteren Verlauf dann fester Druck, strömt lange dahin. 98/100

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Parker über: Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

-- Parker: If the Barbaresco Costa Russi expresses itself with purity and grace, the 2016 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo struts out stacked and tall. It has firmer textural support and is not as timid or as withholding as the Costa Russi. The Sorì San Lorenzo site is located closest to the warm air currents that travel down the Tanaro River valley, and this vineyard site is always the first to ripen and be harvested. You get a stronger mineral note here with iron rust, pencil shaving and potting soil intertwined with the primary fruit, showing dazzlingly intricate complexity and depth. This vineyard site suffered in the 2017 vintage from some hail damage that hit on July 19. The quality of fruit is expected to be good, Gaia Gaja tells me, but yields will be reduced next year. 98/100

97
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Winespectator über: Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo

-- Winespectator: Features sweet ripe cherry, plum, eucalyptus, tobacco and spice flavors. The texture is tightly woven and refined, while vibrant acidity drives the long finish. Shows wonderful harmony and the potential for aging. 97/100

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Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2016