The wines from Gaja speak for themselves, they are some of the best the world has to offer and the 2016 is one of THE vintages from the recent decade. This is a must for any collector.
Gaja’s wines are some of my favourite wines in the world and absolute to top tier in Piedmont along with the best Barolo. They combine finesse and complexity with beauty and charm. It certainly needs time and really you’re looking at 6 years of cellaring before it will be ready. A lot of the top Barolo and Barbaresco never develop the geniality of Gaja. Gaja is known to have improved in the last few years, which is incredible, given how wonderful the wines already were.
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“The 2016 Barbaresco Costa Russi is ripe, creamy and enveloping, as it so often is, and yet also preserves the super classic sense of structure that runs through all these wines. In 2016, Costa Russi has an extra touch of mid-palate sweetness that gives the wine its sense of immediacy. Succulent red cherry, rosewater, kirsch, mint and dried flowers meld together in the glass. Soft and sensual, with tons of allure, Costa Russi is another winner from Gaja. Time in the glass brings out the wine's density and tannins, both of which it has in spades.”98 points, Antonio Galloni