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Gaja Langhe Nebbiolo Costa Russi

Wine Details

Vineyard

Gaja

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(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.

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