Barolo Sperss DOCG 2017

Angelo Gaja: Barolo Sperss DOCG 2017


Zum Winzer

rot, trocken
14,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2026–2066
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
voluminös & kräftig
seidig & aromatisch
Lobenberg: 99–100/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 98+/100
Suckling: 98/100
Decanter: 96/100
Parker: 96/100
Italien, Piemont
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Barolo Sperss DOCG 2017


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


Jeb Dunnuck über: Barolo Sperss DOCG

-- Jeb Dunnuck: From the estate’s property in Serralunga d’Alba, the 2017 Barolo Sperss is fresh with pine, perfectly ripe cherry, leather, and aniseed. It has classic Serralunga structure without being imposing, with ripe up-front fruit of dried raspberry as well as tea leaf, and refreshing acidity on the finish. It is layered with depth, but is remarkably drinkable now. This is a beautiful wine to finish out the Gaja lineup. Drink 2022-2042. 98+/100


Suckling über: Barolo Sperss DOCG

-- Suckling: Very intense aromas of roasted hazelnuts with dried flowers, tar and fruit. Full-bodied and very tight with a solid core of chewy yet refined tannins, this is a classically proportioned Barolo that displays superb structure and length. A thoroughly great wine. Try after 2025. 98/100


Decanter über: Barolo Sperss DOCG

-- Decanter: In 2017, according to Rossana Gaja, Sperss was picked almost a month after the start of the harvest on 18 September. Coming from Serralunga, this interpretation of Barolo exhibits a dark profile of earthy tones and chocolate, with graceful jam-like cherry, orange peel and violet. Thick and extracted on the mid-palate with crisp acidity, the structure is perfectly woven into its restrained plummy fruits and liquorice finish. It's not showing much poise at present, but clearly has a long life ahead. 96/100


Parker über: Barolo Sperss DOCG

-- Parker: Following so quickly after the celestial 2016 vintage, this Gaja 2017 Barolo Sperss shows muscle and brawn; however, the Conteisa holds its own in terms of aromatic complexity. With fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, that added concentration and determination are expected, especially in a hot and dry vintage such as 2017. Here you get dark cherry fruit with cassis and wild plum. There are also floral aromas that veer toward red rose more than they do violets or blue flowers. And, of course, you get some of those iron-rich or mineral notes of rusty nail or iron that are often associated with Sperss. 96/100

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Angelo Gaja

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Barolo Sperss DOCG 2017