1978 Gaja, Barbaresco, Sori San Lorenzo (RT97) Showing the youthful side of the benchmark 1978 vintage, as much as 20 years younger than its age, the rosy garnet hue gravitates one to the palate, which is layered with notes of dried morello cherries, waves of mineral laced cranberries liqueur, and rose petal potpourri. Notes of dried lilacs and smoky tones appear with time in the glass. The palate shows a core of scrumptious red cherry fruit that coats the mouth while maintaining fabulous freshness, gorgeous balance, and succulently soft, sweet tannins. This wine is just gorgeous, an absolute masterpiece of winemaking that few would ever guess is over 40 years of age. Thank you, Angelo Gaja, for leading the way! Drink now-2033+