Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 1990 - Magnum - Gaja

Italian wine, Langhe DOC, Piedmont

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Tasting notes for the Barbaresco "Sori San Lorenzo" 1990 - Gaja (Magnum)

  • EYE: This Barbaresco has a deep ruby red color, with slight orange reflections on the edge.
  • NOSE: The wine offers a complex and captivating nose. Intense aromas of ripe fruits such as black cherry and plum are accompanied by delicate notes of licorice, truffle, and tobacco. Nuances of precious wood and dried flowers blend harmoniously.
  • MOUTH: This wine has a velvety and silky texture. The fruity flavors are rich and concentrated, with a dominant presence of ripe black cherry, blackberry, and plum. Spicy notes of black pepper and licorice bring complexity, while accents of leather and undergrowth add an earthy dimension. The tannins are well integrated, and the structure is elegant, with refreshing acidity. The finish is long and persistent.


In short: This magnum of Barbaresco "Sori San Lorenzo" 1990 by Angelo Gaja is an exceptional wine that showcases the greatness of the Nebbiolo grape and the Barbaresco terroir. With its complex nose, velvety texture, and persistent finish, it is a wine of remarkable depth and intensity. It offers a tasting experience full of elegance and complexity. Whether experienced with refined dishes such as roasted lamb, filet mignon, or game birds, or tasted on its own, this wine is a true expression of the art of Italian winemaking. It can be cellared for several years in proper cellar conditions.

Other appellations from this estate: Barbaresco DOCG, Barbaresco "Sori San Lorenzo" DOCG, Barbaresco "Costa Russi" DOCG, Barbaresco "Sori Tildin" DOCG, Barbaresco "Sperss" DOCG, Barolo "Dagromis" DOCG, Barolo "Sperss" DOCG, Barolo "Conteisa" DOCG, Langhe Chardonnay, Langhe Nebbiolo, Langhe Rossj-Bass, Ca'Marcanda Promis, Ca'Marcanda Magari, Ca'Marcanda Camarcanda, Darmagi, Alteni di Brassica, Bolgheri Rosso, Bolgheri "Camarcanda" DOC, Bolgheri "Magari" DOC...

Product Details

Data sheet

Parker Rating
150 cl
Red Wine
Grape Variety
95% Nebbiolo et 5% Barbera
% vol.
14 %
Langhe DOC
Italy, Piedmont
30-40 years
Serving T°
Sori San Lorenzo
Producer: Gaja

Great Italian wine estate


The Gaja family has made its home in the Piedmont since the 17th century. In 1859, they released their very first bottle of Barbaresco, produced on the 2 hectares of vineyard from the tiny estate managed by Giovanni Gaja. He was the son of two tavern owners who left Spain for Italy. At the time, he sold his wines at the tavern as well as to the Italian army. Over the years, he improved his equipment and catalog, soon acquiring a solid reputation as a winemaker. As a result, his wines started selling like crazy.

His young son, Angelo (Sr.) was helping his father at the estate and soon inherited the entire business. With his wife Clothilde, Angelo has managed the brand beautifully. In 1905, his level of exigence and ambition led him to develop new methods of winemaking, in order to improve the quality of his products. Some years later, Angelo’s son (who was called Giovanni like his ancestor) took the helm of the estate, following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. He acquired many vineyard plots, such as Sori Tildin, Costa Russi, Montalcino, Sori San Lorenzo…

Then, in 1961, the fourth generation of Gajas, a young man named Angelo (Jr.) entered the scene. He still works in the 100 hectares vineyard today, located in the Piedmont, and he was the first to buy French barrels to vinify his wine production, in 1967. He also bought other, smaller estates in Tuscany. Thanks to his oenologist, Guido Rivella, Angelo Jr. (now a worldwide celebrity) has achieved his goal: to revolutionize Italian wine while preserving the soul of the local terroir. A quest shared with his wife Lucia and their two daughters, Gaia and Rossana.

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