I wish I had made it my New Year's resolution to drink more wines from Angelo Gaja, because that's what seems to be happening this year, much to my delight.
Still quite young looking. Pale, but vibrant. No Nebbiolo browning as yet.
Nose is forest and forest fruits that turn to cherries, with a bit of roasted herb. Beguiling stuff.
The palate doesn't follow through. It's good. There's that crunchy grip, but it seems a touch dried out. The finish does not linger, and stops a bit short. It's still charming and has bright spots, but is past it, sadly.
Tasted 28 July 2012 at The Sampler