2014 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin

Year: 2014
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 97
James Suckling: 96
Jeb Dunnuck: 96
Wine Enthusiast: 95
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$349.95

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"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 " (WS)

"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." (WA)

"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. " (VM)

"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." (JS)

"The 2014 Barbaresco Sori Tildin is another elegant, finesse-driven beauty that has surprising underlying structure. Coming from a warmer, 3.4-hectare terroir comprised of clay and limestone (with some sand) soils, it has classic red fruits (cherries, raspberries) as well as subtle floral and rose petal hints. It shines on the palate and has a Pinot Noir-like elegance, sweet tannin, beautiful purity of fruit, and a seamless texture. It’s another 2014 that has remarkable purity, elegance, and grace. Give it 2-3 years and enjoy over the following 2-3 decades." (JD)

"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." (WE)

Winery Notes:
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.