1996 Angelo Gaja Costa Russi - 750ml

1996 Angelo Gaja Costa Russi - 750ml

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1996 Angelo Gaja Costa Russi - 94 pts!
The 1996 Barbaresco Costa Russi could pass for a terrific grand cru red Burgundy given its undeniable fragrance of raspberries, violets, and toast. Full-bodied, with sensational fruit intensity and purity, this large-scaled, meaty, fleshy wine reveals considerable tannin in its stunning finish. Compellingly rich and more internationally styled, it is an impressive effort. RP As I reported in issue #124 (8-27-99), 1996 is a spectacular vintage for Angelo Gaja. There is a lot of speculation as to why he has dropped the name Barbaresco from the labels of his single-vineyard wines, but given his personality and overall commitment to quality, it can only be to improve the quality and give him some flexibility in difficult vintages to produce a wine that may or may not be 100% Nebbiolo. At least that's how I view it.

Product Details

Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 1996
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Location Barbaresco
Producer Gaja Angelo
Color Red
Wine Type Table
1996 Angelo Gaja Costa Russi - 94 pts! The 1996 Barbaresco Costa Russi could pass for a terrific grand cru red Burgundy given its undeniable fragrance of raspberries, violets, and toast. Full-bodied, with sensational fruit intensity and purity, this large-scaled, meaty, fleshy wine reveals considerable tannin in its stunning finish. Compellingly rich and more internationally styled, it is an impressive effort. RP As I reported in issue #124 (8-27-99), 1996 is a spectacular vintage for Angelo Gaja. There is a lot of speculation as to why he has dropped the name Barbaresco from the labels of his single-vineyard wines, but given his personality and overall commitment to quality, it can only be to improve the quality and give him some flexibility in difficult vintages to produce a wine that may or may not be 100% Nebbiolo. At least that's how I view it.

Robert Parker

Rating 94 RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Nebbiolo
Vintage 1996
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Location Barbaresco
Producer Gaja Angelo
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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