Gaja Costa Russi 2009

$440.00

SKU 05162

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
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Langhe
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastCosta 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.

Monica Larner, September 1, 2012
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 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. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.

Antonio Galloni, October 2012
  • ws92

Wine SpectatorPerfumed and pure, this red delivers floral, berry and spice flavors on a harmonious frame. There's a touch of licorice as this tightens up on the finish. Best from 2015 through 2027.

Bruce Sanderson, March 31, 2013