Gaja "Sori Tildin" Langhe D.O.C. 2009 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 96] [WE 95] [JS 95] [WS 93]

Gaja "Sori Tildin" Langhe D.O.C. 2009
(Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 96] [WE 95] [JS 95] [WS 93]


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About This Wine:

The Sorì Tildìn vineyard is named after the beloved matriarch of the GAJA family, Clotilde Rey, daughter-in-law of founder Giovanni Gaja. Known for her strong personality, the adored Clotilde was affectionately known by the nickname Tildìn (teel-DEEN), a diminutive of her Christian name.

Like the Sorì San Lorenzo, Sorì Tildìn is widely considered one of the greatest growing sites in Italy today. Purchased in 1967, the 8-acre vineyard is situated in the township of Barbaresco. It was first vinified as a single-vineyard wine in 1970 (reclassified as a Langhe DOC in 2000 like the Sorì San Lorenzo). Sorì Tildìn delivers a round, subtly textured expression of Nebbiolo, and will age superbly for more than 40 years in exceptional vintages.

Wine Notes
Color: Deep purple
Aroma: Complex aromas of toast, minerals, sour cherries, cedar and spices.
Taste: Displays the roundest tasting profile of all Gaja single-vineyard wines. The rich body, subtle texture and fine, ripe tannins are typical for this wine of great finesse, the quintessential expression of the land and the Nebbiolo grape.

Grape Variety Used: 95% Nebbiolo, 5% Barbera
Appellation: Langhe D.O.C.
Alcohol Level: 14.50%


Ratings & Reviews

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96 Points - Antonio Galloni:

"The 2009 Sori Tildin is a fascinating wine. The vineyard sits just above Costa Russi, separated only by the road that leads to Alba. This is an especially imposing vintage for Sori Tildin. Over time, the wine’s signature nuances and details begin to emerge. A radiant, sensual personality rounds things out nicely. This is a great showing from Gaja. The 2009 shuts down quickly in the glass, and is likely to demand a measure of patience from readers. Anticipated maturity: 2019-2039." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2012)

95 Points & Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Elegant, fine and characterized by deep complexity, this celebrated bottling from Angelo Gaja offers dark nuances of plum, chocolate and dried tobacco, with delicate accents of ground licorice and herb. The long finish is powerful and generous. Drink after 2020." - (9/1/2012)

95 Points - James Suckling:
"I love the nose to this wine with floral, blueberry and raspberries. Orange peel. Full-bodied, and chewy with an impressive texture of ripe tannins and a long finish. Very beautiful. Better in 2015." - (December 4, 2012)

93 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"The oak is well-integrated here in the form of sandalwood, bacon fat and smoke flavors, shading the cherry, licorice and tobacco notes. Firm, staying elegant and finishing with spice notes. Very long. Best from 2015 through 2028. 200 cases imported." - BS (Mar 31, 2013)