2005 Gaja Barbaresco
Nebbiolo - 750ML
  • AG 94
  • WA 94
  • WS 92
  • NM 92
  • WE 92

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AG 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, June 2016
The 2005 Barbaresco is superb. Virile and a bit imposing, as so many wines are in this vintage, the Barbaresco hits the palate with notable depth as well as power. Game, sage, smoke, wild herbs and a host of savory notes... The 2005 Barbaresco is superb. Virile and a bit imposing, as so many wines are in this vintage, the Barbaresco hits the palate with notable depth as well as power. Game, sage, smoke, wild herbs and a host of savory notes build to the huge, explosive finish. Gaja's Barbaresco is sometimes overshadowed by the single vineyard wines. Not in 2005. This is a great showing.
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2008
Floral aromatics give way to bright spiced red fruits, menthol and licorice as the 2005 Barbaresco opens in the glass. This is a firm, classically built wine of notable elegance. The tannins are substantial yet... Floral aromatics give way to bright spiced red fruits, menthol and licorice as the 2005 Barbaresco opens in the glass. This is a firm, classically built wine of notable elegance. The tannins are substantial yet beautifully woven into the wine’s mid-weight frame. This is another beautiful Barbaresco from Angelo Gaja, but it will require patience as it is tightly wound today. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, September 2008
Subtle aromas of rose and blackberry follow through to a full body with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Chewy. Unfolds on the palate. Layered and beautiful. Refined yet structured. Best after 2013. 4000 cases made. -JS
NM 92
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, January 2009
A very refined nose of wild strawberry, bilberry, red cherry and a touch of orange extract. Well defined although a little muted at first. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins but nice grip. A touch of... A very refined nose of wild strawberry, bilberry, red cherry and a touch of orange extract. Well defined although a little muted at first. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins but nice grip. A touch of blackberry and black truffle, leading towards more smoke and tarry elements in the latter half. This is a supremely focused Barbaresco with an almost austere earthy finish. Superb. Drink 2010-2020.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast, April 2009
You pay, dearly, for quality, but rest assured you get it with Gaja. What sets this Barbaresco apart is the quality of its mouthfeel, which is lush, soft and penetrating without being one-dimensional or too obvious. The... You pay, dearly, for quality, but rest assured you get it with Gaja. What sets this Barbaresco apart is the quality of its mouthfeel, which is lush, soft and penetrating without being one-dimensional or too obvious. The wine offers intrigue and complexity with seamless integration of fruit, mineral and toast. Drink after 2015.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Vintage 2005