Robert Parker 95
“This celebrated vineyard site has more magnesium in its soils and that may be why you get such a strong mineral note. The 2015 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo offers a complex bouquet with dark fruit, crushed mineral and grilled herb. This wine is very robust in terms of structure and therefore needs extra time in the bottle before it finds its proverbial sweet spot. You need patience to reap those excellent benefits. Drink after 2022.”
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2045
Rich, layered, black cherry, tar and engine oil with a petrichor minerality. Tangy acidity, rounded tannins, medium body and long intensity. Incredibly elaborate, translucent like fine china and delicate yet full of beauty. Superb length. (RH)
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2040
The 2015 Barbaresco Sorì San Lorenzo is endowed with serious concentration and power. In 2015, some of the site signatures that make Sorì San Lorenzo so distinctive are not especially apparent. It will be interesting to see how and when they develop. To be sure Sorì San Lorenzo comes across as not fully put together and also somewhat in conflict with the approach that drives today’s Gaja wines.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2045