1990 Gaja Costa Russi
Nebbiolo - 750ML
  • WA 98
  • WS 97
  • VN 97
  • DC 97

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ETA: Dec. 2019

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WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2014
The vineyard designate 1990 Barbaresco Costa Russi offers a fascinating glimpse back in time. Angelo Gaja would famously declassify this wine to Langhe Nebbiolo, starting with the 1996 vintage, and he added a small... The vineyard designate 1990 Barbaresco Costa Russi offers a fascinating glimpse back in time. Angelo Gaja would famously declassify this wine to Langhe Nebbiolo, starting with the 1996 vintage, and he added a small percentage of Barbera to highlight its overall acidic component. It ages in barrique for one year followed by oak casks for a second year. The 1990 Barbaresco Costa Russi is special, thanks to a high degree of elegance and finesse that is expressed in the wine’s fine tannic structure. Its composition is as soft and caressing as the ancient silk threads that make up precious Chinese textiles. Its appearance is beautifully luminous and profound with brilliant ruby and garnet highlights. Again, there’s a sense of tension and crispness that adds a jolt of vitality to the long finish. This is a true masterpiece, and if you have a bottle, you could double decant as much as 12 to 24 hours prior to drinking it. Drink: 2014-2030. - Monica Larner
WS 97
Wine Spectator, December 2000
Big and brilliant. Black-ruby color. The wine shows blueberry floral mint and spice aromas that follow through to the palate with racy silky tannins and a long long finish. Enjoyable now but better with age.--Piedmont... Big and brilliant. Black-ruby color. The wine shows blueberry floral mint and spice aromas that follow through to the palate with racy silky tannins and a long long finish. Enjoyable now but better with age.--Piedmont retrospective. Best after 2005. 830 cases made. –JS
VN 97
Vinous, November 2018
The 1990 Barbaresco Costa Russi brings back a rush of memories from a tasting that feels like it happened just yesterday. Time has been exceedingly kind to the 1990. Soft, pliant fruit and silky tannins speak to the pure... The 1990 Barbaresco Costa Russi brings back a rush of memories from a tasting that feels like it happened just yesterday. Time has been exceedingly kind to the 1990. Soft, pliant fruit and silky tannins speak to the pure sensuality that makes Costa Russi so alluring. Still quite young, the 1990 has enough depth and pedigree to drink well for another 15 years or more. On this night, it is simply breathtaking. -- Antonio Galloni
DC 97
Decanter, May 2018
This great vintage delivered a wine of fabulous complexity. There's little primary fruit on the nose, which instead is a concoction of woodsmoke, leather and tobacco, while the palate is still lush, fleshy and very... This great vintage delivered a wine of fabulous complexity. There's little primary fruit on the nose, which instead is a concoction of woodsmoke, leather and tobacco, while the palate is still lush, fleshy and very concentrated. It's powerful, of course, but also has a spiciness and mintiness that cuts the opulence of the fruit. This is still going strong, with a very long, chewy finish.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Vintage 1990