2001 Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Sorì San Lorenzo
(Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Langhe DOC)
Complex wine and had some nice old world characteristics but i was expecting more. The nose was pleasant with dusty earth, dark cherries a hint of blueberries and some black liquorish. The palate had some black cherry, dirt, tobacco and some leather on it. Complex but a little off for me. I scored this 90 points but for the 250 Plus price I am not real happy with this wine. Even know it opened up after 30 minutes it was still missing some depth and the finish was to mineral feeling to me. This wine needs some time and I would pass for the bucks.
In 1964, the Gaja family purchased this vineyard from the parish of Alba and named it after San Lorenzo, the patron saint of Alba’s cathedral. “Sori” means hilltop with southern exposure.
Highly concentrated currant and black cherry fruit with a hint of coffee, in addition to aromas of fine herbs, minerals and exotic spices.
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.