The 2015 Gaja Barbaresco Costa Russi displays a captivating richness on the palate that delights the senses. Abundant notes of strawberries and plums take center stage, showcasing their pronounced and luscious character. As the wine unfurls, additional layers of raspberry, red currant, pepper, verbena, elderflower, and marzipan emerge, adding complexity and intrigue to the experience. On the palate, a hint of sweetness greets the taste buds, contributing to the wine's round and velvety mouthfeel. The finish is gracefully elegant, leaving a lasting impression of the wine's exceptional quality and balance. With its mesmerizing combination of flavors and texture, this Costa Russi vintage is sure to be cherished and savored for years to come.
Robert Parker - 93 Points
"The 2015 Barbaresco Costa Russi was about to be bottled before I tasted it. Like the other wines from this warm vintage, you are treated to extra plushness and roundness with dark berry fruit intensity. This wine also offers unexpected mineral tones that come off as crushed oyster shell and talc powder. These add to the drying, almost nervous, tension you feel in the mouth."
Antonio Galloni - 96 Points
"The 2015 Barbaresco Costa Russi is once again striking in 2015. Vertical and lifted, with tremendous energy, the 2015 has so much to offer. Once the most easygoing of the three Barbaresco crus, Costa Russi has inched up in quality in recent years. The 2015 shows the suave mid-palate and raciness that is so typical of this wine, and yet it also has much more obvious structural underpinnings than once was the case. I can't wait to see how it ages."