1996 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo
Nebbiolo - 750ML
  • WA 96

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2000
The dense opaque purple-colored 1996 Sori San Lorenzo possesses complex aromatics consisting of classic Nebbiolo scents of rose petals dried herbs spice box cedar and abundant jammy black cherry and berry fruit. It is... The dense opaque purple-colored 1996 Sori San Lorenzo possesses complex aromatics consisting of classic Nebbiolo scents of rose petals dried herbs spice box cedar and abundant jammy black cherry and berry fruit. It is impressively powerful and muscular with moderate tannin a sweet unctuous texture and a 40+ second finish. Although the aromatics are stunning this 1996 remains youthful and backward. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. As I reported in issue #124 (8-27-99) 1996 is a spectacular vintage for Angelo Gaja. There is a lot of speculation as to why he has dropped the name Barbaresco from the labels of his single-vineyard wines but given his personality and overall commitment to quality it can only be to improve the quality and give him some flexibility in difficult vintages to produce a wine that may or may not be 100% Nebbiolo. At least that's how I view it. Importer: Vinifera Imports Ronkonkoma NY; tel. (516) 467-5907
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Appellation Barbaresco
Sub-appellation Sori
Vintage 1996