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Gaja Sperss 2014

Gaja Sperss 2014
$299.99
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$259.99

SKU 07816

750ml

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The nose shows dark, pure and very focused fruit with classic hints of tar, licorice and a touch of truffles. On the nose, the Sperss displays the austere character typical of Serralunga terroir: deep structure and lots of ripe tannins. Dense, massive yet seamless, this beautifully integrated wine possesses low acidity as well as a terrific finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastUnderbrush, tobacco, toasted hazelnut, menthol and grilled herb aromas slowly take shape on this focused red. On the structured elegant palate, taut refined tannins and fresh acidity provide an ageworthy framework for raspberry compote, juicy Marasca cherry, orange zest, white pepper and star anise. It already has layers of depth and loads of finesse, but hold for even more complexity. Drink 2022-2030.

Kerin O'Keefe, November 1, 2018
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThis is a slightly more subdued vintage of this legendary wine, albeit just as sophisticated as past editions. The 2014 Barolo Sperss opens to gorgeous aromas of dark fruit, wet earth and white truffle. The vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba produced much less fruit than average and suffered from bouts of downy mildew during the rainy seasons. But Serralunga d'Alba fruit is also harvested late, and that extra time was important for achieving grape ripeness targets. The wine presents depth and complexity within the context of a thinner vintage. Having said that, the bouquet is spectacular.

Monica Larner, June 29, 2018
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorCherry, hay, leather, iron and spice aromas and flavors are the hallmarks of this linear red. Chewy and compact, with fine complexity and a lingering finish. Best from 2023 through 2040.

Bruce Sanderson, February 28, 2019