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Gaja Langhe Costa Russi 2004

Gaja Langhe Costa Russi 750ml 2004         
Sku: 15627

The eleven-acre Costa Russi vineyard was acquired by the Gaja family in 1950 and today produces one of Gaja's single-vineyard Langhe D.O.C. Nebbiolo wines. A "costa" is the side of a hill that faces the sun; "Russi" is the name of the former owners of this vineyard.

Tasting notes
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.

Rating
 Vinous 97 points (May 2015)
The 2004 Costa Russi is deep, dense and wonderfully layered throughout. Usually the most accessible of Gaja’s three single-vineyard wines from Barbaresco, the Costa Russi has more than enough tannin and overall structure to continue to drink well for another 15-20 years, perhaps longer. A sensual, open-knit wine, the 2004 Costa Russi is dazzling today.
 Wine Spectator 97 points (Dec 15 2007)
Complex, fresh aromas of concentrated blackberry, grilled meat and chocolate. Full-bodied and chewy, with caressing tannins and a long, long finish. A brick house and beautifully decorated. Powerful. Best after 2012. 1,000 cases made. –JS
 Wine Advocate 95 points (Oct 2007)
The 2004 Costa Russi is irresistibly sexy and opulent. As is typically the case, the wine is more overtly fruit-driven, with a round, supple personality. Sweet, long and richly-textured, it is just plain awesome in its display of generous, vibrant fruit, tar, smoke, minerals and herbs. It is the finest Costa Russi yet. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2024.

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The eleven-acre Costa Russi vineyard was acquired by the Gaja family in 1950 and today produces one of Gaja's single-vineyard Langhe Nebbiolo D.O.C. wines. A costa is the side of a hill that faces the sun; russi is the name of the former owners of this vineyard.

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Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Langhe
Grape Varietal: Nebbiolo
Type: Still wine
 
Our Price: $306.89
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