Gaja Costa Russi 2009

"Dark ruby/purple color. A captivating and refined nose with well-integrated aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans. Elegance and crystal purity characterize this extremely complex and densely woven wine with an aging potential of decades." —importer
Manufacturer: Gaja
Availability: 1 in stock
SKU: 29553
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"Costa Russi presents a dark wall of ripe fruit and an exotic spice shading that give momentum and power to the finish. There are also notes of plum, dark chocolate, tobacco, licorice and tar. The quality of the tannins is firm and polished; this should evolve over many years to come. Cellar Selection." —Monica Larner, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"The overt fruit and depth typical of Costa Russi comes through in spades in the 2009. Plums, black cherries, chocolate and new leather form the core of this round, expressive Costa Russi. As beautiful as this is, the 2009 remains deeply marked by the vintage. There is plenty of beauty and richness in the glass, but not quite the sheer visceral thrill of the very best Costa Russis. Although I wouldn't open any of the 2009 single-vineyard wines in the near-term, the Costa Russi is the most expressive of the three. Drinking window: 2017 - 2029." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"Wonderful aromas of crushed cherries, peaches, and ripe strawberries follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a mineral and floral aftertaste. Better in 2015." —JamesSuckling.com

Products specifications
Vintage 2009
Country Italy
Varietal Nebbiolo
Size 1.5L
Region Piedmont
Sub Region Langhe
Critic: Wine Enthusiast 95
Critic: James Suckling 94
Critic: Antonio Galloni, Vinous 94
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 29.0