1998 Gaja Costa Russi

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  • Nebbiolo
  • 750ML
  • WS 95
  • IWC 94
  • WA 92

Reviews for 1998 Gaja Costa Russi

WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2002
Terrific aromas of ripe fruit spices licorice and blackberries. Full-bodied with lots of ripe fruit and a lovely balance of round tannins and hints of oak. Very concentrated. Best after 2006. 890 cases made. (JS)
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2002
($340; these vines are 38 years old) Deep saturated red. Wonderfully scented aromas of currant smoked meat dark chocolate and truffle. Lush seamless and rich with a near-perfect sugar/acid balance and great early appeal... ($340; these vines are 38 years old) Deep saturated red. Wonderfully scented aromas of currant smoked meat dark chocolate and truffle. Lush seamless and rich with a near-perfect sugar/acid balance and great early appeal. The gamey note carries through in the mouth. A superb very suave '98 showing well today. The Costa Russi has been more consistent beginning in '98 Gaja told me. "It's probably due to the drier weather and more sun; the vineyard is adapting itself to our new more California-like climate." 94 points
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2001
The dark ruby/purple-colored supple-texture 1998 Costa Russi possesses sweet jammy raspberry and cherry fruit medium to full body gorgeous glycerin low acidity and a lightly tannic finish. Although large-sized it has good... The dark ruby/purple-colored supple-texture 1998 Costa Russi possesses sweet jammy raspberry and cherry fruit medium to full body gorgeous glycerin low acidity and a lightly tannic finish. Although large-sized it has good finesse as well as beautifully pure fruit. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2020.