1982 Gaja, Barbaresco (RT95) Slow O’d for the day, decanted an hour prior to serving. As usual Gaja has once again delivered the most sturdily structured, underdeveloped (read immature) wine of the night with its fresh, fields of violets signature! A virtual baby at 27 years of age, just about every aspect of this wine is just now reaching a point where it’s turning the corner toward early maturity, but it could still use more time. As such, it didn’t have a chance against the other ‘82s (despite its superb quality), but this was one of the few bottles of which there was something left. Two days later it had really popped to another dimension. A great vintage for this go-to Barbaresco.