1997 Gaja Sperss Langhe – Barolo wine, Italy [RP-99pts]


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Ratings & Tasting notes:

99 points Wine Advocate A virtually perfect effort is the 1997 Sperss, which represents the essence of truffles, earth, and black cherries in its striking aromatics and multidimensional, opulent, full-bodied palate. The acidity seems low because of the huge glycerin levels and prodigious concentration of fruit, but I suspect it is normal in the scheme of oenological measurement. (RP)  (6/2001)

95-97 points Int’l Wine Cellar Saturated deep ruby. Brooding, rather withdrawn aromas of blackberry, bitter chocolate, espresso and menthol. Dense and huge yet almost magically elegant, thanks to superb vinosity and tannic spine. This monumental wine boasts extraordinary opulence for a Barolo from Serralunga yet gives no impression of excess weight. Great lingering, vibrant finish. (ST)  (12/2000)

96 points Vinous The 1997 Gaja Sperss is another wine that is showing beautifully, although this bottle isn’t as profound as others have been. Layers of dark, mineral-inflected Serralunga fruit flow across the palate as the 1997 struts its stuff. (AG)  (12/2013)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Always stored in a climate controlled cellar.


Excellent condition.
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