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1997 Gaja Langhe Costa Russi

  • 96 WA
  • 97 WS
  • 94 IWC
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SKU: 153257-1997-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    Good full ruby-red. Roasted plum, blueberry and flowers on the superripe nose. Very smooth, thick and concentrated, but given shape by ripe acids. Really thick with extract and powerfully spicy in the middle palate. Finishes very long, with slow-mounting fruit and chewy tannins. This has deepened considerably since I tasted it two years ago.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2000
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 97

    I love the mineral, berry and raspberry aromas, with a light mint undertone. Full-bodied, round and unctuous, with fine tannins and a long, ripe fruit aftertaste. Firm and tight. Forget this in the cellar for a long time. As great as the 1996. 800 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2007+
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    The opaque ruby/purple-colored 1997 Costa Russi (10,000 bottles produced) displays a striking bouquet of blackberry and cherry fruit intermixed with espresso and wood scents. Typically the most internationally-styled Gaja offering, the 1997 comes across as a Nebbiolo on steroids. Full-bodied, gorgeously pure and symmetrical.
    Drink Dates: 2002-2025
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Behruz Nassre
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

  • 393 bottles owned
  • 93 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 96
    (Out of 93 collectors)