Vinous – 96
In most vintages, Sorì Tildìn is quite bit different stylistically than Costa Russi, but in 2005 the wines are more similar, as one might expect given that the two vineyards are on the same hill. In this vintage, the Sorì Tildìn is a bit more virile and brooding than it often is, with more power than finesse relative to the very best examples. And yet, there is something totally alluring about the 2005. Readers who own it might want to wait a few more years, but there is plenty to look forward to.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2030
Robert Parker – 93
Tasted at John Armit’s Gaja tasting in London. Gaja’s Sori Tildin ’05 has a gorgeous nose that soars from the glass with heady, intoxicating scents of raspberry, kirsch, leather and espresso with wonderful definition. The palate is full-bodied with firm, grainy tannins, superb structure, dense cedar-infused fruit, a slight saline character, very good acidity, a little disjointed towards the finish but it will resolve in time. There is an underlying classicism that is very appealing. Superb. Drink 2011-2025. Tasted December 2009.
Anticipated maturity: 2011-2025