Gaja Barbaresco "Sori Tildin" DOCG 2014 (Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 97] [JS 96] [WE 95] [RP 94] [WS 94]

Gaja Barbaresco "Sori Tildin" DOCG 2014
(Piedmont, Italy) - [AG 97] [JS 96] [WE 95] [RP 94] [WS 94]


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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: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol Level: 14.50%


Ratings & Reviews

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97 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"Sweet rose petal, mint, chiseled red-toned fruit and chalk give the 2014 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn its sculpted, brilliant personality. All the elements are in the right place. A wine of translucent energy and weightless elegance, the Sorì Tildìn is hauntingly beautiful today. A host of floral notes and red berry fruit infuse the persistent, chiseled finish in this fabulous Barbaresco. As it so often is, the Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is a wine of pure charm and seduction." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2017)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"The nose has it all here with fresh cranberry character, brambleberries and lavender intermingled with darker, more complex notes of cedar, nutmeg and cinnamon. Full body, so much vibrant acidity, tangy fruit, expansive yet tight tannins and a long, savory finish. Profound minerality. Delicious now but better in 2020.
Publish Date: Friday, October 20, 2017

95 Points & "Cellar Selection" - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Menthol, pressed rose, woodland berry and crushed herb aromas slowly emerge on this elegant, structured red along with a hint of underbrush. The firm, refined palate delivers Marasca cherry, ground clove and licorice framed in taut, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2022–2034." - Kerin O’Keefe (3/1/2018)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"This is a wine of profound elegance and grace. The 2014 Barbaresco Sorì Tildìn is fine and deeply finessed, with long and polished berry notes that are enhanced by mild spice and smoky mineral notes. The wine starts off slowly and subtly. You can follow its evident progression as it opens and evolves quickly in the glass. In fact, of Gaja's three single-vineyard expressions, this wine is the most fluid and changing. The tannins are fine and nicely integrated to give the wine power, grace and staying power." - Monica Larner (29th Dec 2017)

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Rich, juicy and chewy at once, this red evokes cherry, eucalyptus, tar and spice aromas and flavors. Taut yet intense, with energy that drives the long, savory finish. Not showy today, but the potential is there. Best from 2023 through 2040. 170 cases imported." – BS (Nov 15, 2017)