ITEM 1793

2001 Gaja Costa Russi Langhe [one bottle with label damage]

$479.98

In stock

2

Wine Rating:

94WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2001

Country/State

italy

Wine Region

other piedmonte

Variety

nebbiolo

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 94 points

The 2001 Costa Russi is classy and gracious. Sweet dark berries, flowers, spices and licorice are woven together beautifully in this supple Costa Russi. The tannins could use more bottle age to soften further, but the Costa Russi is hugely attractive even today. Sweet tobacco, spices and crushed flowers linger in the empty glass. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2033. Angelo Gaja isnt the talkative type too often these days. Most of the time I am greeted, left alone in a room to taste, and then greeted again before I leave. On this day, though, Gaja started talking about vintages, and in particular the misconception that wines from hot years dont age. Gaja cited 1961, a warm year in Piedmont, and one of the most legendary at the time. The wines aged just fine, added Gaja. What struck me most, though, was how clear Gajas recollection was of events that transpired fifty years ago. I know only one other person in Piedmont who has a similarly sharp memory that goes that far back. What does that have to do with these 2001s? Not much, except that it seemed like an interesting anecdote to share.Importer: Terlato Wines International, Lake Bluff, IL; tel. (847) 604 8900

Review Date: 4/1/12