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Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Costa Russi

Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(1997 Vintage) Very good deep red ruby. Black cherry, licorice and a hint of menthol on the nose. Sweet and deceptively tasteable today. Shows more complexity and personality than the normale, as well as more size and structure. Finishes with even, tongue dusting tannins.

Expert Reviews
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  • Tanzer
    (2001 Vintage) "Good deep red-ruby. Sappy, primary black fruit and mineral aromas, with hints of violet and licorice. Lush, opulent and suave, but with noteworthy energy in the mouth, thanks to brisk, harmonious acidity. Very long and firm on the back end, with the wine's tannins currently covered by sappy fruit."
  • International Wine Cellar
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Nov-04
  • Wine Advocate
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/05
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2001 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast