Barolo Sperss DOCG 2016

Angelo Gaja Barolo Sperss 2016


Zum Winzer

rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2029–2065
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 99–100/100
Parker: 100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 100/100
Falstaff: 99/100
Italien, Piemont
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Barolo Sperss DOCG 2016


Lobenberg: Schwarzrot und glänzend. Enorm dichte, drückende Nase nach schwarzen Kirschen, Erde und Trüffeln. Sehr körperreich und wieder sehr druckvoll am Gaumen, vielschichtig und komplex. Große Fruchtkonzentration und hoher Glyzerinlevel, sehr extraktreich, sattes Tannin, die lebendige Säure verschwindet dahinter. 99-100/100


Parker über: Barolo Sperss DOCG

-- Parker: The golden touch, that proverbial Gaja magic, is taken to a whole new level in the 2016 Barolo Sperss. Angelo Gaja has taught his children to follow their own path, and now that the generational switch is well underway at the family estate, we can see that Gaia, Rossana and Giovanni have done him proud. Very proud. This stunning expression from the 2016 vintage (with 16,000 bottles released) represents quite a few celebratory milestones. We are now in the fifth generation to protect the Gaja legacy in an unbroken family chain that has endured since 1859. This wine is 100% Nebbiolo, and since the 2013 vintage, it is part of the Barolo DOCG appellation. Winemaking has been tweaked to embrace a more elegant, ethereal and streamlined personality, instead of the bigger extraction we saw in the past. This upgraded identity is distinctly evident in this newest release of Sperss. Starting with appearance, the wine is luminous and bright with shiny ruby and garnet gemstone. Its aromatic reach is three-dimensional with width, height and depth. Delicate berry tones cede to pressed lilac, anise, sandalwood and cardamom spice. I double decanted and left the bottle open for a few hours before my tasting. The results are tight and gentle, and the wine shows beautiful vertical lift and intensity. To achieve this much power without the excess fruit weight is really quite an accomplishment. This is the magic of Nebbiolo, and the magic of Gaja. 100/100


Jeb Dunnuck über: Barolo Sperss DOCG

-- Jeb Dunnuck: As with the 2015, the 2016 Barolo Sperss is a perfect wine. Deep ruby-hued, it boasts a gorgeous perfume of cherry and blueberry-like fruits that are interwoven with notes of tobacco, violets, crushed stone, and licorice. This carries to a magical, full-bodied, powerful wine revealing flawless tannins, off-the-charts purity, and a finish that just about won't quit. From an incredible vintage for Piedmont, this has everything: awesome purity of fruit, power without weight, building yet ultra-fine tannins, notable freshness, and the class to drink well today yet age gracefully for 30-40 years. 100/100


Falstaff über: Barolo Sperss DOCG

-- Falstaff: Funkelndes, intensives Granatrot. Beeindruckende Nase, geradezu klassisch, viel reife Frucht, Waldhimbeeren, Zwetschken und Rosenblätter, dahinter schwarze Trüffel. Zeigt sich am Gaumen sehr geradlinig und geschliffen, öffnet sich mit feinmaschigem Tannin in vielen Schichten, zeigt im vorderen Bereich feine Frucht, im Finale satter Tiefgang. 99/100

Mein Winzer

Angelo Gaja

Angelo Gaja ist schon zu Lebzeiten ein Mythos. Wie kein anderer revolutionierte er den piemontesischen Weinan- und Ausbau nach französischem Vorbild.

Barolo Sperss DOCG 2016