The colour of 2008 Gaiun Martinenga Barbaresco DOCG is brillant, garnet red with orange hues. The bouquet is intense and harmonious, reminiscent of jam, sweet tobacco and white chocolate. On the palate, it is full, round with a lingering finish.
Parker : 93 / 100
Wine Advocate-Parker : The estate's 2008 Barbaresco Gaiun boasts a serious core of fruit, but it is far too young to be fully appreciated today. Juicy dark cherries, spices and leather blossom beautifully in this relatively large-scaled wine for Marchesi di Gresy. The immediate, fruit-forward style of Gaiun is tempered by the super-classic, cold vintage. Elements of roundness on the long, textured finish are inviting, but the 2008 is best left alone for a few years. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028.