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Barbaresco Costa Russi, Gaja 2017

Label
RegionItaly
SubregionBarbaresco
ColourRed
TypeStill

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2017Barbaresco Costa Russi, Gaja New

6 bottle minimum order

BT2 \ 6303,970.001296 JS30441.11112496.0096.00Barbaresco Costa Russi, Gaja0.7510
Italy2017Barbaresco Costa Russi, Gaja

Individual OWC

1 bottle minimum order

MG1 \ 064,260.00696 JS6473.3333333333396.0096.00Barbaresco Costa Russi, Gaja1.510
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Tasting Notes

A pretty red with ripe-cherry, strawberry and floral aromas and flavors. It’s full-bodied and very tight with a creamy, polished palate that goes on for minutes. Very fine and polished tannins. Give this two or three years to come more together. Better after 2022.

96
James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, August 2020

In terms of production numbers, this is one of the smallest vintages we've seen from the Costa Russi vineyard. Thanks to replanting efforts, about half of the old vines were ripped out in 2017 (compared to the 2016 vintage that made 10,000 bottles with the whole vineyard in production). The Gaja 2017 Barbaresco Costa Russi offers a warmer and softer character compared to Sorì San Lorenzo and Sorì Tildìn. Overall, the wine is richer and more textured. I definitely taste the vintage heat with its slightly sweeter and more accessible tones of cherry, cassis and fragrant blue flower. Costa Russi is usually defined by lifted notes of aniseed and sambuco, and you get those here too, although they are a less pronounced in this vintage. This is a balanced and carefully assembled Barbaresco with a lean approach backed by fine tannins and bright acidity.

95
Monica Larner, RobertParker.com (251), October 2020

The 2017 Barbaresco Costa Russi is gorgeous. Dark, layered and wonderfully inviting, the Costa Russi expresses the restrained style of the vintage and yet has terrific depth. Black cherry, plum, mocha, spice, leather and star anise build as this sumptuous, classically mid-weight Barbaresco shows of all of its pedigree. The 2017 is a lighter Costa Russi, there is no doubt about that, but this is also the most complete of the three single vineyard Barbarescos.

94
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, October 2020
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