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
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.