Let's Take a Trip to Italy
We bring you some more of the top wines the "boot" has to offer. This includes master house of Bruno Giacosa, we are offering some of their rare Red Label Reserves in large format!
"Barbaresco Riserva Asili is as it always has been; impeccably refined, nuanced and silky from start to finish" - James Suckling
Alongside Giacosa, you have one of our all-time favorites, GAJA! The GRW Team has had over a dozen different bottlings from this producer and have never had a disappointing bottle. They drink extremely youthful and the aromatics are always so expressive.
"A genius for sure, Angelo Gaja can not be faulted for what he puts in the bottle. This work of art is worth every cent it will fetch." - Robert Parker
1996 Gaja Sorì San Lorenzo
Gaja's 1996 Sorì San Lorenzo is epic. A huge, towering wine, the 1996 Sorì San Lorenzo wraps around the palate with magnificent depth, power and intensity. Smoke, charcoal embers, menthol, licorice, plum, spice and gravel are all pushed forward. Sorì San Lorenzo always yields broad, virile wines. Those qualities marry perfectly with the style of the vintage to produce a vivid, memorable wine of the very highest level. Readers who own or can find the 1996 Sorì San Lorenzo should not hesitate, as it is truly thrilling from the very first taste. Wow! - AG98
2014 Gaja Costa Russi
Soft contours, silky tannins and sweet, perfumed fruit are some of the signatures in the 2014 Costa Russi. As always, Costa Russi is the most polished and open-knit of these wines in its youth. Succulent fruit, hard candy and lifted, perfumed aromatics give the 2014 considerable early appeal, but I expect time in bottle will work its usual magic. Today, the 2014 is showing only the barest hint of its potential. Even in the early going, though, the Costa Russi is a totally sexy wine. - AG96
Giacosa Riserva Santo Stefano 1982
Two 1982s from Bruno Giacosa are an unexpected but very welcome surprise. I have always adored this vintage. Both wines more than live up to my expectations. I am also quite surprised by how translucently beautiful the wines are. The 1982 Barbaresco Santo Stefano Riserva simply has it all. Deep, pliant and explosive, the SSR is also quite bit fresher than the Rionda. Here too, the flavors pack considerable brightness, with plenty of blood orange, cranberry, dark cherry and tobacco notes. Quite simply, this is a great, great bottle of the 1982 SSR. What a way to end the night.! - AG99