Gaja Sori Tildin 2016

Gaja Sori Tildin 2016

 

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Gaja
Sori Tildin 2016
  • Vintage : 2016
  • Country : Italy
  • Region : Piedmont
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 100% Nebbiolo

Experts Score Vintage
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 100 2016
RP Robert Parker 97 2016
JS James Suckling 97 2016
WS Wine Spectator 95 2016
WE Wine Enthusiast 95 2016
DCT Decanter 97 2015
More information on wine critics and ratings
The story of this estate’s ascendancy is captivating, full of passion and innovation. The Gaja name was established in the region in the 1850s when Angelo’s great, great grandfather Giovanni Gaja moved to Piedmont and then set up a tavern in the lovely village of Barbaresco. Since then 5 generations of the Gaja family have been involved in the winemaking process. Angelo Gaja joined the business in 1961, taking over the reins from his father Giovanni. It was at this point that the… Read more

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 100 Points (2016)
The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is a fabulous, incredibly complete wine that soars out of the glass with explosive structure and vertical lift. The tannins are very much present, but also matched beautifully by the wine's aromatic intensity and overall drive. Dark macerated cherry, spice, leather, licorice, plum and mocha add darker shades of nuance. In 2016, Sorì Tildìn is a bit more brooding and bigger than it often is, and yet all the elements are impeccably balanced. It is quite simply a majestic wine of real grandeur and total class, but it is not obvious. Sorì Tildìn will appeal most to readers who understand what the truest essence of Nebbiolo is all about. In a word: magnificent! (AG) (11/2019)

Robert Parker (RP) : 97 Points (2016)
Here's a wonderfully spicy and opulent rendition of Nebbiolo and another very full and rich Barbaresco from Gaja. The 2016 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is open, more concentrated and structured. There are pretty floral notes of rose hip or wild rose in this generous wine of broad scope. We're talking about smaller fruit here, with plums, cassis, blackberry and plenty of power. Everything came to perfect maturity in this 2016 vintage, representing that rare merge of quantity and quality. This is what you get from the dense soils of the warm, south-facing Sorì Tildìn site and similar ones where the terrain can keep the moisture locked in. The 2016 growing season was also marked by sharp diurnal shifts, and rainfall was well-timed to occur when it was needed most.

James Suckling (JS) : 97 Points (2016)
Extremely perfumed aromas of dried flowers, dried strawberries and pumice, as well as tar, following through to a full body, with chewy and polished tannins and a long, juicy finish. Quite broad tannins. Dusty texture. Drink after 2021.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 95 Points (2016)
Supple and concentrated, delivering cherry, strawberry, iron, tobacco and loamy earth flavors. Gets silkier and more graceful, playing out on the long finish. Shows excellent harmony and complexity. Best from 2022 through 2040. 175 cases imported.

Wine Enthusiast (WE) : 95 Points (2016)
Red berry, exotic spice and a whiff of camphor form the enticing nose. Firmly structured but loaded with finesse, the linear palate delivers crunchy red cherry, pomegranate, star anise and white pepper alongside tightly knit, noble tannins. It's still youthfully austere but already impeccably balanced, with vibrant acidity. Drink 2023–2041.

Decanter (DCT) : 97 Points (2015)
Gaja's wines seem to be more precise in fruit and less extracted today than in previous decades. The tremendously youthful pomegranate and wild strawberry character discloses the ageing potential of this Sorì Tildin, supported by a full body and firm, tight-knit tannins, and underlined by still-firm acid. The finish shows the sweet character of straw and mild tobacco. This still needs time.Drinking Window 2020 - 2045

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Gaja Sori Tildin 2016 Reviewed by Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 14-05-2021 . Score: 5