Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo 2001

$318.95

SKU 1603

750ml

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Color: Deep red. Aroma: Highly concentrated currant and black cherry fruit with a hint of coffee, in addition to aromas of fine herbs, minerals and exotic spices. Taste: Almost always the most powerful and austere of Gaja's five single-vineyard wines, requiring a longer time to fully develop. A very focused, concentrated wine with a long, lingering finish and refined tannins, it has excellent aging potential.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Langhe
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws96

Wine SpectatorA very silky wine with berry, cedar and tobacco character. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish. Lovely. Seductive and racy. Very long indeed. Strength yet finesse. Best after 2007. 970 cases made.

James Suckling, October 31, 2005
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastPerhaps less nuanced than the Sorì Tildìn, but more powerful, with round, mouthfilling flavors and firm tannins. Hints of tobacco and vanilla add complexity to rich plum and black cherry notes, finshing with a lovely touch of anise. Drink 2015-2030 and beyond.

July 1, 2005
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateThe 2001 Sori San Lorenzo is the deepest and darkest of the single-vineyard wines from Barbaresco. It boasts a penetrating nose of tar and minerals along with very rich sweet dark fruit on a massive, structured frame of great thrust and length. It is a wine that will clearly require patience and reward cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2025.

Antonio Galloni, October 2006