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1996 Gaja Langhe Costa Russi

ITALY / PIEDMONT /
  • 93 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 93 IWC
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo

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SKU: 153257-1996-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$349.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93

    Bright ruby-red. Precise, complex aromas of crystallized plum, back cherry, dark chocolate, flowers and mint. Very deep but currently folded in on itself; intensely spicy flavors of dark berries and dark chocolate. Quite firmly tannic, but here the tannins are sweeter and broader than those of the Barbaresco.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2000
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Shows loads of fruit on the nose, with crushed berries, licorice, currant and mineral character. Full-bodied, with chewy tannins and a slightly austere finish. A racy style. Almost Bordeaux-like. Should come out nicely. Still needs time.
    Drink Dates: 2009+
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    The 1996 Costa Russi reminds me of how a great Zinfandel or a great red Burgundy would taste if made by Angelo Gaja. A seductive nose of black raspberries, violets, licorice, and pain grille is followed by a rich wine with pure black fruit flavors intertwined with sweet, smoky oak. Full-bodied, with ripe tannin, this internationally-styled, stunningly proportioned, big, compelling 1996 will be at its peak between 2003-2023.
    Drink Dates: 2003-2023
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Plain and simple, Angelo Gaja is the biggest name in Italian wine. The Gaja winery was founded by Giovanni Gaja in 1859 and has been owned and operated by four generations of the Gaja family, with Angelo Gaja running the operation since the 1960s. Angelo is credited with modernizing Barbaresco and Barolo wines, having pioneered the use of controlled-temperature fermentation (for reducing oxidation) and small-cask aging (to stabilize color and preserve fruitiness). Gaja is most well-known for his Barbarescos, though the three most sought-after wines, Costa Russi, Sori Tildin and Sori San Lorenzo have recently been reclassified from Barbaresco DOCG to Langhe DOC, giving Gaja more flexibility in the winemaking process. Strikingly profound and built to live for decades, Gaja's wines display opulence and elegance unmatched elsewhere in Italy. These wines, while harnessing modern technology, have a long-established track record, ensuring they will perform well both in the glass and on the auction block. For any collector considering Italian wines, Gaja should be the first name on the list.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 136 bottles owned
    • 44 collectors