Italy - 2013 - Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi

  • Region: Italy
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Rating: 98
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1Case75cl6£1,290

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Tasting Notes

The 2013 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a real head-turner. Crystalline and utterly vivid in its expression of Nebbiolo, the 2013 is all class. Stylistically, the Costa Russi is closest to the straight Barbaresco, but it has a little more mid-palate sweetness and density. Bright floral and minty notes add lift on the chiseled, expressive finish. The Costa Russi is the star of the show this year, considering it is the least pedigreed of Gaja's three single-vineyard sites. The 2013 has been stunningly beautiful on the three occasions I have tasted it so far.

Score: 98 Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, October 2016