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Costa Russi Langhe Nebbiolo

9.418 ratings
9.39 pro ratings
Langhe, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.1

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

This one was a bit of an oddball. Most were between burgundy or Barolo, but the one thing we all had in common was thinking this was at least 20+yrs old. It tasted, by flavor and even texture, like I was sipping/chewing on rose petals. Lots of sediment. Tar, black tea and herbs on the nose with a classic cherry tobacco finish. Don’t have a lot of experience with this wine to know how it ages. I called this old Barolo.

Lots of fun bottles were popped at Al’s hosting this past weekend for his birthday celebration. All were served blind. 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 6 reds and 1 dessert wine.

This one was a bit of an oddball. Most were between burgundy or Barolo, but the one thing we all had in common was thinking this was at least 20+yrs old. It tasted, by flavor and even texture, like I was sipping/chewing on rose petals. Lots of sediment. Tar, black tea and herbs on the nose with a classic cherry tobacco finish. Don’t have a lot of experience with this wine to know how it ages. I called this old Barolo.

Oct 22nd, 2019
Michael Hildbold

Young.

Jun 28th, 2014
Josh Phelps

Owner/Winemaker Taken Wines

9.4

Well balanced, great good wine

Well balanced, great good wine

May 7th, 2013
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.6

Tannins were surprisingly relaxed. Very versatile at the table with the ability to expand and contract with food.

Tannins were surprisingly relaxed. Very versatile at the table with the ability to expand and contract with food.

Dec 1st, 2012
S. Moon

Full of potential and already beautiful on the nose but still way too young. Will be much better in 15-20 years.

Full of potential and already beautiful on the nose but still way too young. Will be much better in 15-20 years.

Oct 30th, 2016
David Stein

Needs time to decant. Try again in 3 years.

Needs time to decant. Try again in 3 years.

Jul 26th, 2013
David Stein

Still young. One hour to breathe makes huge difference. Lovely wine.

Still young. One hour to breathe makes huge difference. Lovely wine.

Apr 5th, 2013
W Craig Cooper

W had this 5 years ago

W had this 5 years ago

Mar 8th, 2015
Santosh Varghese

Santosh had this 6 years ago

Santosh had this 6 years ago

May 10th, 2014
Robin Kelley O'Connor

Educator Italian Wine Merchants

9.7

Robin had this 6 years ago

Robin had this 6 years ago

Dec 21st, 2013