Gaja Costa Russi 2001

$384.95

SKU 1598

750ml

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Color: Dark ruby/purple. Aroma: A captivating and refined nose with well-integrated aromas of blackberries, violets and roasted coffee beans. Taste: Elegance and crystal purity characterize this extremely complex and densely woven wine with an aging potential of decades.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Langhe
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorA silky, beautiful wine, with plum and berry character. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a caressing texture. Seductive, with layers of fruit and tannins. Best after 2009.

James Suckling, October 31, 2005
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastDarker, richer and earthier than Gaja's Barbaresco, picking up notes of coffee, vanilla and toast as well. Yet on the palate there's wonderfully bright cherry-raspberry fruit and masses of lush, velvety tannins that will give this wine plenty of life in the cellar. Drink 2012-2030.

July 1, 2005
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2001 Costa Russi is a masculine wine, showing a rich color along with a dark nose of cherries in liqueur, tar and minerals. It is round and soft on the palate, offering generous amounts of dark fruit and toasted oak flavors with much persistence. Costa Russi is typically the most accessible of the single-vineyard wines, and the 2001 is true to type. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2021.

Antonio Galloni, October 2006