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Oct 3, 2008 10:03 AM

1991 Barolo and Barbaresco

I have the gout anglaise for old wines and am always looking for reasonably priced, bottle-aged wines. From my reading, I understand that 1991 is a mixed bag for Piedmont, and I haven't had many wines from the vintage. Any thoughts out there on this vintage in general and on the '91 Gaja Barolo Gromis Conteisa Cerequio at $70?

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  1. Hi.

    Never tried Gaja's from that year. I know for a fact that Barolos and Barbarescos that are made in good years can last for 12-15 years easily (tried some), but that others than don't have the right stuff fall off after 8-10.

    Suggest you try a bottle and make sure you decant it. You might find like I did with some of the weaker yet older vintages that it opens up after 30-45 mins, then it holds up ok for 1 hour or so before it kind of wilts away.

    Every bottle will likely be different.

    1. Hi.

      Just checked with family. They said you'd be best served to save your money.