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1995 Costa Russi

Gaja; Angelo

90Average Score
flagNorthern Italy / Italy
Red

1995 tends to be a good rather than great vintage in Piedmont, but Gaja's sensational 1995s are among the stars of the vintage. This wine possesses extremely saturated dark ruby/purple colors, almost atypical for Nebbiolo. The 1995 Barbaresco Costa Russi is a full-bodied, fruit-driven, and powerful wine, it possesses copious quantities of black raspberry and cherry fruit, as well as toasty new oak. There is even an element of sur-maturite in this large-scaled, expansively flavored effort. I would not be surprised to see it age for 20-25 years. Anticipated maturity: 2004-2020+. Importer: Vinifera Imports, Ronkonkoma, NY; tel. (516) 467-5907 Aug 1999, www.robertparker.com

Robert Parker    Score: 90/100

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