Gaja Costa Russi 2014 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Gaja Costa Russi 2014
SKU: 51313

Gaja Costa Russi 2014

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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand Gaja
Alcohol/vol 14%
Color: Dark ruby/purple. Aroma: Floral and spicy notes of rose, green tea, chestnut honey and fresh hay. Taste: On the palate the wine is less concentrated than in the other two single vineyards, but the tannic structure is finer - with subtle flavors of red orange and pomegranate.
Wine Advocate
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The 2014 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a beautiful wine that delivers profound color saturation with deep ruby highlights and blackish intensity. I would describe the nose as being more horizontal rather than vertical, if that makes sense. In other words, the bouquet makes its approach with wide intensity and large-scale aromas of black fruit, spice, tar, leather and licorice. It offers fewer of the sudden high notes or moments of sharpness that you get in 2013. Despite the common perception that this was a very cool vintage, the fruit here actually tastes riper and rounder than you might expect. That's because the vintage heat all came toward the end of the growing season, and the Gaja family left fruit on the vines to the end. In the mouth, the wine shows depth and finesse with some stubborn firmness at this young stage. It needs to flesh out further with more bottle aging.

Monica Larner, December 28, 2017
Wine Spectator
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Tight and focused, this red features a beam of cherry, strawberry, leather, tobacco, tar and iron wrapped in the grip of dense, refined tannins. Fresh and balanced, showing plenty of energy on the resonant finish. Best from 2023 through 2040. 170 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, November 15, 2017