Gaja’s 1967 Barbaresco was denser in texture, with surprising depth and richness, if not the complexity or freshness of the Giacosa. It too was a superb example and an absolutely delicious wine. The Gaja winery was already well-known to discerning consumers forty years ago, and with very good reason, as this and other bottles have amply proven.
Robert Parker 89
Tasted at Roberson’s Gaja vertical. The ’67 has a mature hue with a degraded tawny rim. It has a light, well-defined tomato vine bouquet, a touch of liquorice, mint and pencil shavings. The palate is medium-bodied with a leather-tinged entry, firm tannins and good backbone. I like the backbone to this wine and the balance towards the finish. Not a powerful Barbaresco after 43-years, but elegant and refined. Drink now-2015. Tasted October 2010.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2015