Angelo Gaja

Barbaresco Costa Russi 2016


voluminös & kräftig
pikant & würzig
seidig & aromatisch
Nebbiolo 100%
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2023–2053
Verpackt in: 6er OHK
Lobenberg: 96–99/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 100/100
Galloni: 98/100
Falstaff: 97/100
Winespectator: 97/100
Suckling: 97/100
Wine&Spirits: 97/100
Parker: 96+/100
Italien, Piemont
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Jeb Dunnuck über: Barbaresco Costa Russi

-- Jeb Dunnuck: The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a more floral, sappy Barbaresco, offering textbook notes of black cherries, rose petals, sappy herbs, and violets. It's one of the more vibrant, juicy, and perfumed wines in the lineup and has medium to full body, bright yet integrated acidity, and the same incredibly polished yet certainly present tannins found in all these 2016s. This is another elegant 2016 that never puts a foot wrong. 100/100


Galloni über: Barbaresco Costa Russi

-- Galloni: The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is ripe, creamy and enveloping, as it so often is, and yet also preserves the super classic sense of structure that runs through all these wines. In 2016, Costa Russi has an extra touch of mid-palate sweetness that gives the wine its sense of immediacy. Succulent red cherry, rosewater, kirsch, mint and dried flowers meld together in the glass. Soft and sensual, with tons of allure, Costa Russi is another winner from Gaja. Time in the glass brings out the wine's density and tannins, both of which it has in spades. 98/100


Falstaff über: Barbaresco Costa Russi

-- Falstaff: Leuchtendes Rubingranat mit hellem Rand. Sehr klare und einprägsame Nase, eröffnet mit Noten nach Himbeeren und Kirschen, dazu etwas Gewürznelken und Ingwer. Am Gaumen viel süßer Schmelz, gepaart mit dichtem, aber feinmaschigem Tannin, spannt einen sehr weiten Bogen, im Finale viel Druck. 97/100


Winespectator über: Barbaresco Costa Russi

-- Winespectator: This delicate red features floral, strawberry, cherry, currant and loamy earth aromas and flavors. A line of firm tannins adds support and the finish is long and expansive. Shows terrific balance. 97/100


Suckling über: Barbaresco Costa Russi

-- Suckling: Beautiful dried strawberries, flowers and cedar with hints of tar. Full body, round and rich tannins with lots of cedar, tar and tobacco, as well as a hint of chocolate powder. Lovely, long and caressing finish. Gorgeous again. Better after 2022. 97/100


Wine&Spirits über: Barbaresco Costa Russi

-- Wine&Spirits: Costa Russi, a ten-acre plot just below Sorì Tildìn in the Roncagliette MGA, enjoys southern and western exposures; in 2016, it produced a beautifully aromatic wine. It opens with a garden of floral and herbal scents that lead into precise flavors of red cherry, raspberry and pomegranate. Notes of soft herbs and green spice weave through the fruit tones, buoyed by lively acidity that propels the flavors to a long, elegant finish. 97/100


Parker über: Barbaresco Costa Russi

-- Parker: The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a very botanical wine in terms of its aromas, with lovely perfumes of rose, elderflower, sambuco and anise seed, along with a touch of glycerine. It then follows up with some sweetness that feels very embracing in this wine. This is the more ephemeral, delicate and floral member of the extended Barbaresco family from Gaja, with a crunchy tannic bite, but nothing too severe. There is a really good vitality and energy to this very expressive wine. Costa Russi remains the smallest of Gaja's single-vineyard wines, and Gaia Gaja warns that there will be considerably less of it starting with the 2017 vintage. Production for this wine had always varied greatly to begin with, due in part to the fragile nature of the 80-year-old vines, but about half of those were removed and replanted. It will be a while before the new vines are old enough to go online. So, with some 10,000 bottles made in 2016 and 6,000 bottles in 2015, we can count on those numbers to be split by half over the next three to four years, for sure. 96+/100

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