1997 Gaja, Langhe, Conteisa (RT96+) Not quite up to snuff with a bottle opened a year and a half ago, but still showing exceptionally well. Revealing notes of rich, smoky red fruit and minerality, the palate is articulately well balanced with ample acidity which carries the massive fruit while keeping it fresh and lively. This has a long future ahead and my suggestion is to let your bottles sleep for another decade. I’m not convinced this was the best showing bottle, but it revealed the precise wine making style of Gaja and lent an impression that the future holds brightness for this bottling. Drink 2017-2032 Tasted November 2007