1998 Gaja Conteisa

  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • WS 96
  • WA 92
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 1998 Gaja Conteisa

WS 96
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 2008
So perfumed and beautiful. Smells like an outstanding Burgundy. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long fruity and focused finish. Hint of raisin. Beautiful balance and class. Better in a couple of years... So perfumed and beautiful. Smells like an outstanding Burgundy. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a long, long fruity and focused finish. Hint of raisin. Beautiful balance and class. Better in a couple of years. Even better than I remember.--1998 Piedmont blind retrospective (2008). Best after 2010. 1,000 cases made. –JS
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2001
From the Barolo appellation the 1998 Conteisa displays a distinctive bouquet of black cherry jam mixed with vitamins smoke iron minerals and spicy oak. In the mouth earth truffle lead pencil and espresso-infused cherry... From the Barolo appellation the 1998 Conteisa displays a distinctive bouquet of black cherry jam mixed with vitamins smoke iron minerals and spicy oak. In the mouth earth truffle lead pencil and espresso-infused cherry flavors make an appearance. Deep rich and full-bodied with moderate tannin and power this impressive offering requires 2-3 years of cellaring and should age well for two decades. - Robert Parker
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2002
(15-year-old vines; Gaja bought this property in 1995) Deep red-ruby. Highly complex aromas of game, nuts, animal fur, minerals and marzipan; seems more evolved today than the San Lorenzo. Round and rich in the mouth but... (15-year-old vines; Gaja bought this property in 1995) Deep red-ruby. Highly complex aromas of game, nuts, animal fur, minerals and marzipan; seems more evolved today than the San Lorenzo. Round and rich in the mouth but not as complex as the nose promises; the '99 shows greater clarity. Tannins are sweet and smooth but quite strong. Not yet showing its personality.