1989 Gaja -  Costa Russi Barbaresco (98 pts) ℹ️ This wine is

1989 Gaja - Costa Russi Barbaresco (98 pts) ℹ️ This wine is

2/28/2021, 10:00:45 PM
1989 Gaja - Costa Russi Barbaresco (98 pts) ℹ️ This wine is mostly Nebbiolo with a touch (~5%) of Barbera blended from the single vineyard site in the Barbaresco appellation of Piedmont, Italy. From 1996 to 2011, these wines were labeled under the Langhe appellation. Starting in 2013, the wines were once again labeled as Barbaresco wines with a renewed commitment to 💯 Nebbiolo. 👁 Medium ruby color with a pale rim 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of ripe and dried black cherry, red plum, sweet tobacco, cedar, thyme, lavender, dried flowers, dry anise, earthy, and slight black truffle. 👄 The wine is dry, high acidity, medium+ powdery tannins, medium+ alcohol (13.5%), and medium body. The palate is layered and silky, while the tannins build with each sip. An extremely long length finish of black cherry, tobacco, lavender, and earthy spices. 🔔 Gaja's single-vineyard bottlings are always world-class, but this is a monumental wine that still has so much more life ahead of it. The color is barely showing signs of age. The bouquet has a good mix of fresh fruit and developing aromas. The palate and texture is the star of the show. It is silky and elegant but firm and structured. The Costa Russi was allowed to develop in the glass and tasted over 8 hours like a conversation with an old friend you haven't seen in years. To sum it up in one word: WOW! 🤩🤩🤩 #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #barbaresco #nebbiolo #nebbiololover #gaja #singlevineyard #piedmont #piemonte #piemontewine #barbarescowine #piedmontwine

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