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12 Ratings
Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Costa Russi
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(1999 Vintage) "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 the single-vineyard wines from Barbaresco. It should age gracefully until at least age 20."...

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."
  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (1999 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator