2005 Gaja Sori San Lorenzo
Nebbiolo - 750ML
  • VN 97
  • WA 96
  • JS 96
  • WE 96
  • WS 95

Reg: $475.00

$385.00

This product is
out of stock

Reg: $475.00

$385.00

This product is
out of stock

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VN 97
Vinous, June 2016
The 2005 Sorì San Lorenzo is superb. Here the personality of the year is perfectly matched to that of the site. A host of smoke, tar, graphite, incense, licorice and melted road tar are fused together. Powerful and... expand The 2005 Sorì San Lorenzo is superb. Here the personality of the year is perfectly matched to that of the site. A host of smoke, tar, graphite, incense, licorice and melted road tar are fused together. Powerful and explosive, with enough freshness to drink well for several decades, the 2005 is absolutely magnificent today. Gaja's Sorì San Lorenzo is a wine of real personality and pedigree. collapse
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2008
Gaja's 2005 Sori San Lorenzo is a dense dark beauty of sensual irresistible charm. This richly-textured expansive wine flows with masses of ripe dark fruit menthol licorice and mineral in a sumptuous full-bodied style... expand Gaja's 2005 Sori San Lorenzo is a dense dark beauty of sensual irresistible charm. This richly-textured expansive wine flows with masses of ripe dark fruit menthol licorice and mineral in a sumptuous full-bodied style. The use of oak is simply masterful here and the wine boasts extraordinary balance. I am not sure how he does it but Angelo Gaja is easily Italy's most consistently brilliant producer. For those who can afford it this is another gem from Gaja. Readers should interpret my drinking windows with a large grain of salt. The 1990 Sor? San Lorenzo is still young and the 1978 is amazingly fresh so it is anyone's guess as to when this wine might be actually "ready." In the meantime this wine is sure to provide enormous pleasure to those lucky enough to own it. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2035. collapse
JS 96
jamessuckling.com, October 2016
Very complex and layered nose, plus notes of pristine fresh leather, dried cherries and rose petals. Spices and savory tarry nuances. The palate has deeply layered tannins that are set like plaster. Really snappy and... expand Very complex and layered nose, plus notes of pristine fresh leather, dried cherries and rose petals. Spices and savory tarry nuances. The palate has deeply layered tannins that are set like plaster. Really snappy and long, building chocolate and dark-cherry flavors into the finish. Majestic. A vast drinking window: now to 2030+. collapse
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, April 2009
You cannot not love this wine: layered and intense with extraordinary integrity of fruit, it offers supple flavors of dark fruit, spice, tobacco and chocolate. It's dense, succulent and penetrating with polished tannins... expand You cannot not love this wine: layered and intense with extraordinary integrity of fruit, it offers supple flavors of dark fruit, spice, tobacco and chocolate. It's dense, succulent and penetrating with polished tannins and long persistency. The palate becomes coated with opulence and richness: 5% Barbera is added. Drink 2015–2030. collapse
WS 95
Wine Spectator, September 2008
Very pretty plum and strawberry aromas follow through to a full body with ultrafine tannins and a long finish. A reserved almost delicate style. But with air this gives you loads of luscious and beautiful fruit. Best... expand Very pretty plum and strawberry aromas follow through to a full body with ultrafine tannins and a long finish. A reserved almost delicate style. But with air this gives you loads of luscious and beautiful fruit. Best after 2011. 800 cases made. -JS collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Vintage 2005
Size 750ML