(From 2011 Vintage) Round, supple and succulent, the 2011 Costa Russi is laced with dark red cherry, plum, mocha, cloves and new leather. The classic Costa Russi personality comes through in a soft, gracious wine with tons of near and medium-term appeal. The Costa Russi captures an attractive middle ground between the ripe, pliant style of the year and the medium bodied grace of Nebbiolo.
(From 2010 Vintage)
Color: Dark ruby/purple.
Nose: A captivating and refined nose with a well-integrated aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans
Palate: Elegance and crystal purity characterize this extremely complex and densely woven wine with an aging patential of decades.
Robert Parker(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 06/12/2013
Wine Spectator(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
Wine Advocate(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 149 on Oct-03
Antonio Galloni(From 1999 Vintage) Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Piedmont Report in Issue 7, May 2006 Dark ruby. The 1999 Costa Russi is a soft, supple effort for the vintage, with a deeply nuanced nose and a rich core of sweet dark fruit buffered by prominent minerality on the seamless, long palate. Although not especially complex, this Costa Russi exhibits an elegance and finesse in its understated expression, and it is undoubtedly a highly enjoyable wine. True to type, it is also the most accessible of...
Wine Advocate(From 1988 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 82 on Aug-92