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    111
  • Producer ranking ?

    12
  • Decanting time

    45min
  • When to drink

    Now to 2025
  • Food Pairing

    Roast Leg of Lamb with Mint Pesto & Mustard Crumbs

The Story

Costa means slope in Italian and is often used in the names of vineyard designated wines. In wine-growing parlance, it denotes the side of a hill that faces the sun. Russiwas the nickname of the previous estate owner, who oversaw the vineyard management of this historic and privileged growing site. This 10-acre vineyard which lies in the township of Barbaresco was purchased in the winery's 1967 expansion of its vineyard holdings. GAJA's Costa Russi is known for the elegance and refinement of its aromatic character and likes its single-vineyard counterparts, will age gracefully for 40 years of more in outstanding vintages.

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Tasting note

color

Medium, Cherry Red and Healthy

ending

Long, Gentle and Round

flavors

Blackberry, Vanilla, Coffee, Honey, Leather and Tobacco

nose

Intense, Opulent, Generous and Refined

taste

Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Medium-bodied, Harmonious, Fruity, Fragrant and Silky tannins

Verdict

Sophisticated and Well made

Written Notes

Gaja Sori Tildin 1978 / 97 points  /Good darkish red colour with some slight lightening around the edges and completely opaque. Rich and open bouquet with exquisite aromas of spices, black fruits and truffels. On the palate the wine boasted gentle, silky tannins, with an almost fleshy structure. On the palate it was rich and complex, possessing excellent acidity with flashes of fruit and earth. Good intensity, and some ripe, sweet fruit were still around. A substantial finale, tannins still holding firm, great length pooled with class and freshness. An amazingly satisfactory wine with lots of life ahead. Pure Piedmont drinking pleasure!

  • 97p
Good looking normal size bottle, in an perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is cherry red, and looking bright, healthy and medium. On the nose it is open, intense, refined, opulent, generous and charming. The taste is harmonious, fruity, fragrant, refined, with silky tannins, medium-bodied, with balanced, well-structured and concentrated structure. On the palate it is layered and has perfumed, vanilla, tobacco, blackberry, leather, honey, coffee and dried-fruit flavours. The finish is long, gentle, round and pure. This wine is sophisticated, fine and excellent. I paid around 500-1k€ a bottle. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 10-15 years and decant at least 45min before tasting. Good value for money.
- (Created by Tb)
  • 96p

Information

Origin

Barolo, Barbaresco

Vintage Quality

Excellent

Value For Money

Very good

Investment potential

Below Average

Fake factory

None

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 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  Costa Russi 1978  ( Angelo Gaja )

Gaja Sori Tildin 1978 / 97 points  /Good darkish red colour with some slight lightening around the edges and completely opaque. Rich and open bouquet with exquisite aromas of spices, black fruits and truffels. On the palate the wine boasted gentle, silky tannins, with an almost fleshy structure. On the palate it was rich and complex, possessing excellent acidity with flashes of fruit and earth. Good intensity, and some ripe, sweet fruit were still around. A substantial finale, tannins still holding firm, great length pooled with class and freshness. An amazingly satisfactory wine with lots of life ahead. Pure Piedmont drinking pleasure!

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