Gaja, Angelo - Barbaresco Costa Russi 2010
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|Pack Size||Source||You Buy||Qty||Action|
|12 x 0.75L||BI Stock IB||£3,250.00||2 cs|
|6 x 1.5L||BI Stock IB||£3,300.00||1 cs|
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Tasting Notes and Scores
The 2010 Costa Russi is a vineyard-designate “Barbaresco” (although the wine’s addition of five percent Barbera prohibits it from being called such) that opens to even more profound depth and generosity. As is typical of this cru expression, the wine displays an amazing assortment of aromas that span from the floral to the spicy. Supple, round and seductive, it caresses the palate in the most beautiful fashion. The 2010 vintage is shaping up handsomely for those who collect Gaja’s best bottles. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035. (Monica Larner)
A modern style, with black cherry, pomegranate, plum and spice flavors. Supple and harmonious, offering refined tannins and a lingering aftertaste of berry, white pepper and tobacco. Shows terrific length and energy on the minerally finish. This has the structure to develop. Best from 2016 through 2030. 500 cases made.
Good full medium red. Subdued aromas of strawberry, red cherry and underbrush; oakier than the Barbaresco. Then lusher on the palate but with bright acidity and a firm tannic structure giving definition to the flavors of strawberry coulis and mocha. Finishes with terrific definition and a whiplash of fruits and flowers. Impressive potential here.
Aromas of freshly sliced strawberries and wild flowers. Minty. Full body with wonderfully integrated tannins and a clean, fresh finish. Very drinkable already, but better in 2016.
The 2010 Costa Russi is unusually firm in this vintage, with far less early appeal than is typically the case. Floral, perfumed and sensual, the 2010 is going to require time in the cellar for the tannins to soften. The 2010 is likely to remain a slightly slender, classic Costa Russi built on energy, freshness and vibrancy, but all the elements are in place for this to develop into a fabulous wine. Black cherries, plums, mocha and menthol wrap around the powerful finish. The 2010 is one the most reticent, tightly-wound Costa Russis I can remember tasting. This is a great showing.