1989 Gaja Sperss

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  • Nebbiolo
  • 1.5L
  • WS 96
  • WA 93

Reviews for 1989 Gaja Sperss

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 1993
Complex and fascinating offering all sorts of floral earthy overtones to the solid core of black cherry blackberry and anise flavors. An intense wine that shows many facets including a welcome whiff of vanilla and toast... Complex and fascinating offering all sorts of floral earthy overtones to the solid core of black cherry blackberry and anise flavors. An intense wine that shows many facets including a welcome whiff of vanilla and toast on the aftertaste. 2700 cases made.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1994
The 1989 Barolo Sperss gives the impression of being more evolved softer and fatter than the single vineyard Barbarescos. Although there appears to be more depth of fruit and the nose is more expressive sweeter and... The 1989 Barolo Sperss gives the impression of being more evolved softer and fatter than the single vineyard Barbarescos. Although there appears to be more depth of fruit and the nose is more expressive sweeter and flamboyant a thorough examination of the wine reveals considerable tannin. Nevertheless the rich ripe broad expansive fruit full-bodied chewy texture and soft acids make for a decadently rich complex compelling bottle of Barolo. Drink it between 1995-2012. Admirers of great wine will no doubt be debating the merits of Gaja's 1989s and 1990s for the next two or three decades. Both are spectacular vintages. When I tasted them side by side in March the 1990s possessed a slight edge in terms of concentration and power. That does not mean they will ultimately turn out better but they are fabulously impressive wines of unprecedented complexity stature and richness. For all his success the admirable Angelo Gaja remains fanatically committed to excellence and because of that he is Piedmont's reference point as well as an inspiration to many of the young growers just beginning to estate bottle their wines.Importer: Vinifera Imports Ronkonkoma NY.