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Lot 95651

Gaja Costa Russi 1996 Langhe Nebbiolo 75cl / 13.5%

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Red Wine

Italy

Lebedev

13.5%

1996

Description

A bottle of 1996 Gaja Costa Russi Nebbiolo from the Langhe, Italy.

The Gaja winery was founded in 1859 by Giovanni Gaja, the family having arrived from Spain during the 17th century. Angelo Gaja, born in 1940, began his career with the company in 1961 at the age of 21, introducing strict quality controls and wine making practices previously unheard of in Barbaresco, becoming in the process, as wine writer Nicolas Belfrage, described, 'the man who dragged Piedmont into the modern world'.

'The 1996 Costa Russi reminds me of how a great Zinfandel or a great red Burgundy would taste if made by Angelo Gaja. A seductive nose of black raspberries, violets, licorice, and pain grille is followed by a rich wine with pure black fruit flavors intertwined with sweet, smoky oak. Full-bodied, with ripe tannin, this internationally-styled, stunningly proportioned, big, compelling 1996 will be at its peak between 2003-2023. 93/100' Wine Advocate

This lot comes from the temperature-controlled cellar of media businessman and wine enthusiast Lord Evgeny Lebedev, where it has been kept since purchase direct from UK importers.

Condition

Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note damage to the label, which is peeling on one side.

Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.

Fill Level

Base of neck

Approx. shipping weight

1.50kg
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