1995 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi


  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barbaresco

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Community Tasting Note

  • Javachip Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 4, 2017 - Outstanding though understated, not leaping from the glass, but taking some time and coaxing. Allowed to breathe in glass 1 hour before tasting. Clear deep blood-ruby red color. Complex bouquet of roses, liqueurs of red cherry and raspberry, potpourri, stony red soil, juniper berry, lavender, wintergreen, lapsang souchong, and leather. Tart on the palate with mouth-coating tannins, balanced, seamless, full body, very food friendly. Some astringency and bitter quinine on the finish, but these improved after a few hours. Held up fine under vacuum stopper in refrigerator for 4 days. Apparently 1995 was not the best vintage for Piedmont. I slightly preferred the normale blended vineyard bottling, tasted last winter, to this single vineyard bottle.



  • barelis219 commented:

    1/5/20, 1:21 PM - How much time do you think it has?

  • Javachip commented:

    1/7/20, 12:39 AM - Many more years, depending on personal taste. I may open another bottle in a few weeks and in that case will post another note.

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