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Gaja Sperss 2011

$199.99

SKU 15061

750ml

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Color: Ruby red. Aroma: The nose shows dark, pure and very focused fruit with classic hints of tar, licorice, and a touch of truffles. Taste: Sperss displays the austere character typical of Serralunga terroir: deep structure and lots of ripe tannins. Dense, massive yet seamless, the beautifully integrated wine possesses low acidity as well as a terrific finish.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Langhe
Brand Gaja
  • wa95

Wine AdvocateWith fruit from Serralunga d'Alba, the 2011 Langhe Sperss is a wine of profound beauty. This is a velvety and caressing expression with dark fruit layers followed by kirsch, cassis, leather, balsam herb and white truffle. The Gaja family decided to move their bottling date forward in order to preserve the integrity and freshness of fruit in this warm vintage. This move has helped to avoid overripe sensations. In fact, Langhe Sperss seems fresh and tonic.

  • we95

Wine EnthusiastAromas of menthol, tobacco, juicy black fruit, grilled herb and a whiff of truffle unfold in the glass. Made with Nebbiolo from the firm's Serralunga holdings and a drop of Barbera, it has a pristine palate that delivers dark black cherry, licorice and black pepper alongside firm but fine tannins. It's still young and austere so give it time to develop fully. Drink 2020-2045.

Kerin O'Keefe, December 31, 2014
  • ws93

Wine SpectatorA mix of licorice, black cherry, vanilla, spice and tobacco aromas and flavors marks this intense red, which stays fresh and long, showing balance overall. All the elements are there, just needs time. Best from 2019 through 2033. 2,000 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, March 31, 2016