Barbaresco Sori San Lorenzo 2011 Gaja
The exciting 2011 Sori San Lorenzo is a wine of enormous beauty and grace. Gaia Gaja classifies her three single vineyard Langhe Nebbiolo wines as follows: Costa Russi is “flowers;” Sori Tildin is “fruit;” and San Lorenzo is “plant” (with more structure and a more compact feel). San Lorenzo does indeed boast a strong mineral component of pencil shavings and crushed granite, followed by red cherry and soft spice. The wine’s tannins start off harder than the other wines, but soften with time.
Winespectator / James Suckling (94)
Shows the breadth of the vintage, but also freshness and subtle cherry and plum flavors amid the menthol, mocha and spice notes. This turns more elegant and refined on the finish, showing fine equilibrium and length, with a sandalwood aftertaste.