2011 Gaja Costa Russi
Nebbiolo - 750ML
  • WA 94
  • AG 94
  • ST 94
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • JS 93

Reg: $369.00

$279.94

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Reg: $369.00

$279.94

This product is
out of stock

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2014
The 2011 Costa Russi delivers youthfulness and brightness with bold cherry fruit flavors, cassis, spice and mild cola. The wine excels in in the mouth where it shows a great degree of roundness and suppleness. Costa Russi... The 2011 Costa Russi delivers youthfulness and brightness with bold cherry fruit flavors, cassis, spice and mild cola. The wine excels in in the mouth where it shows a great degree of roundness and suppleness. Costa Russi is Nebbiolo with a tiny addition of Barbera. Drink: 2018-2038. - Monica Larner
AG 94
Antonio Galloni's Vinous, October 2014
Round, supple and succulent, the 2011 Costa Russi is laced with dark red cherry, plum, mocha, cloves and new leather. The classic Costa Russi personality comes through in a soft, gracious wine with tons of near and... Round, supple and succulent, the 2011 Costa Russi is laced with dark red cherry, plum, mocha, cloves and new leather. The classic Costa Russi personality comes through in a soft, gracious wine with tons of near and medium-term appeal. The Costa Russi captures an attractive middle ground between the ripe, pliant style of the year and the medium bodied grace of Nebbiolo. I expect the 2011 will offer a long and broad drinking window of pure pleasure. Although Costa Russi is often the most precocious of Gaja's single-vineyard wines, it is the last site to be picked.
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, November 2013
(ST92-94 points) Good medium red. Sexy aromas of strawberry, cranberry, rose petal and spices. Broad, ripe and deep, with terrific inner-mouth perfume and lift to the flavors of red fruits and spices. Has the mid-palate... (ST92-94 points) Good medium red. Sexy aromas of strawberry, cranberry, rose petal and spices. Broad, ripe and deep, with terrific inner-mouth perfume and lift to the flavors of red fruits and spices. Has the mid-palate silkiness of texture to support its ripe, building tannins. Very juicy wine with a subtle minty high note.
WS 93
Wine Spectator, October 2014
A succulent, fluid red, featuring black cherry, raspberry, leather, spice and anise aromas and flavors. The ripe fruit is layered over a taut weave of acidity and tannins, leaving a long, complex aftertaste of cooked... A succulent, fluid red, featuring black cherry, raspberry, leather, spice and anise aromas and flavors. The ripe fruit is layered over a taut weave of acidity and tannins, leaving a long, complex aftertaste of cooked fruit, mocha and spice. Best from 2017 through 2025. — B.S.
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, December 2014
Surprisingly bright for the vintage and displaying Gaja’s trademark elegance, this offers aromas of blue flower, perfumed berry, cake spices and a whiff of leather. The ripe palate delivers mature black cherry layered... Surprisingly bright for the vintage and displaying Gaja’s trademark elegance, this offers aromas of blue flower, perfumed berry, cake spices and a whiff of leather. The ripe palate delivers mature black cherry layered with white pepper and cinnamon alongside supple tannins. Drink 2016–2026.
JS 93
jamessuckling.com, August 2014
Lots of white truffles, dark berries and mineral aromas follow through to a full body with fine tannins and a chewy finish. Needs time to come together. I like the 2010 better. Try drinking in 2016.
JJB 94
JJ Buckley, January 2017
Dark, translucent purple from the core straight to the rim. Aromas of kirsch and black cherry mix with notes of Asian spice, saddle leather and hints of wildflowers on a bright and appealing nose. There is amazing... Dark, translucent purple from the core straight to the rim. Aromas of kirsch and black cherry mix with notes of Asian spice, saddle leather and hints of wildflowers on a bright and appealing nose. There is amazing suppleness on the palate, with fine-grained tannins supporting classic Nebbiolo flavors through a long finish. There is wonderful complexity here, and while it will drink well now with a good decant, this should only continue to improve over the next two decades.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Sub-region Barbaresco
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork