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2003 Gaja Langhe Costa Russi

ITALY / PIEDMONT /
  • 91 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 85 JR
  • Variety
    Nebbiolo

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SKU: 153257-2003-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$169.95

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Black cherry, a little peep of perfume on the nose and a touch of cedar too. Powerful tannins and big fruit that fades fast, leaving a dry, savoury finish of pencil shaving and dried spices. No surprises that this should be laid down for some time to tame the tannin and develop the bouquet. (RH)
    Author: Richard Hemming
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Plenty of fresh blackberry and cherry aromas follow through to a full-bodied palate, with fine tannins and a chewy finish. Well-structured for the vintage. Very fresh and lively. 600 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    The 2003 Costa Russi is a noticeably bigger and more powerful wine than the Barbaresco. Although it is less expressive in its aromatics, it shows greater palate presence, with suggestions of super-ripe black cherries, tobacco and earthiness on a full-bodied frame with notable depth and a concentrated yet open-knit personality. It offers excellent balance, yet the hard tannins of the vintage are most penalizing in the Costa Russi and this wine comes across as somewhat heavy and ponderous in style, lacking the characteristic elegance of Gaja's best wines.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Author: Ronn L
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

  • 105 bottles owned
  • 18 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 18 collectors)