G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1934 ratings
9.1176 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

@Jason MacLean sure has some good wines lying around.

@Jason MacLean sure has some good wines lying around.

Mar 11th, 2018
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.9

Tight and tannic, but still with plenty of expressiveness. Better in a few years, but still really nice now.

Tight and tannic, but still with plenty of expressiveness. Better in a few years, but still really nice now.

Feb 20th, 2018
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director Stagecoach Tavern

8.8

Solid

Solid

Sep 11th, 2017
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

This is a lot of wine for the $$. Lovely rose petal aromas. Delicious. Dark fruit balanced by classic Barolo bitterness.

This is a lot of wine for the $$. Lovely rose petal aromas. Delicious. Dark fruit balanced by classic Barolo bitterness.

9 people found it helpfulFeb 20th, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Vineyard combo is what I'm told. Very drinkable now, but could use some more time in the cellar.

Vineyard combo is what I'm told. Very drinkable now, but could use some more time in the cellar.

6 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
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9.2

By now I have run out of superlatives for Vajra, from whom you will find some of the finest, artisan wines being made in Piedmont today. At a time when prices for so many wines are skyrocketing out of control, Vajra’s prices are a breath of fresh air. The Barolos are made in contemporary traditional style, with longish fermentations and aging in cask. Vajra’s 2013 Barolo Albe is beautifully perfumed, sensual, and expressive in this vintage. The style of the Albe has always favored a more succulent expression of Nebbiolo yet there is an element of restraint in the 2013 that is hugely appealing. The Albe may be the single best value in Barolo today. As for the 2013, don't miss it! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

By now I have run out of superlatives for Vajra, from whom you will find some of the finest, artisan wines being made in Piedmont today. At a time when prices for so many wines are skyrocketing out of control, Vajra’s prices are a breath of fresh air. The Barolos are made in contemporary traditional style, with longish fermentations and aging in cask. Vajra’s 2013 Barolo Albe is beautifully perfumed, sensual, and expressive in this vintage. The style of the Albe has always favored a more succulent expression of Nebbiolo yet there is an element of restraint in the 2013 that is hugely appealing. The Albe may be the single best value in Barolo today. As for the 2013, don't miss it! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Feb 2017)

2 people found it helpfulOct 12th, 2017
Justin Gallen

2011 is great right out of the bottle. It is going to be a good one.

2011 is great right out of the bottle. It is going to be a good one.

2 people found it helpfulJul 30th, 2015
Brad Hemmer

Tart cherry, lovey acidity, nice tannins. Always a good value Barolo.

Tart cherry, lovey acidity, nice tannins. Always a good value Barolo.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Even more reliable than Donny's incompetence!

Even more reliable than Donny's incompetence!

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Still one of the top two values in Barolo

Still one of the top two values in Barolo

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2017