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Costa Russi, Gaja 2011

Subregion Italy > Piedmont > Barbaresco
Grape VarietyNebbiolo

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Tasting Notes

Good medium red. Sexy aromas of strawberry, cranberry, rose petal and spices. Broad, ripe and deep, with terrific inner-mouth perfume and lift to the flavors of red fruits and spices. Has the mid-palate silkiness of texture to support its ripe, building tannins. Very juicy wine with a subtle minty high note.

Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, December 2013

The 2011 Costa Russi delivers youthfulness and brightness with bold cherry fruit flavors, cassis, spice and mild cola. The wine excels in in the mouth where it shows a great degree of roundness and suppleness. Costa Russi is Nebbiolo with a tiny addition of Barbera. Drink: 2018-2038.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (213), July 2014

95% Nebbiolo, 5% Barbera. Dark, brooding, earthy fruit nose. Impressive compact fruit palate demands much more time and with bags of finely chiselled tannins. Not yet knit together but a beautiful whole.

Walter Speller, JancisRobinson.com, June 2015
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