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?
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.