G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo

9.11093 ratings
9.1208 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
Jordan Wardlaw

Surprisingly approachable. An elegant vintage with excellent concentration and relatively supple tannins. Damp mushrooms, forest floor, dried herbs and cranberry are fairly dominant but there is a faint florality emerging as well.

Surprisingly approachable. An elegant vintage with excellent concentration and relatively supple tannins. Damp mushrooms, forest floor, dried herbs and cranberry are fairly dominant but there is a faint florality emerging as well.

Oct 19th, 2019
Gregory Fulchiero

Super young but alive and approachable. Brighter red fruit than I was expecting. Cut thru a steak dish beautifully @golaosteria in Ithaca

Super young but alive and approachable. Brighter red fruit than I was expecting. Cut thru a steak dish beautifully @golaosteria in Ithaca

Aug 27th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Very approachable for a young Barolo. 30 months in Slovenian oak. Great value here.

Very approachable for a young Barolo. 30 months in Slovenian oak. Great value here.

Jun 12th, 2019
Scott Taddeo

Lovely vivid aromatics of traditional liquorice, sweet tobacco, tar, violets, faint menthol with dark cherry and black raspberry fruit. To taste the wine is entirely approachable with resolves tannins and high but intergrated acidity.

Lovely vivid aromatics of traditional liquorice, sweet tobacco, tar, violets, faint menthol with dark cherry and black raspberry fruit. To taste the wine is entirely approachable with resolves tannins and high but intergrated acidity.

Feb 10th, 2019
Anna Vocaturo

Tart cherry, high acid, cranberry, pink peppercorn, spices

Tart cherry, high acid, cranberry, pink peppercorn, spices

Dec 11th, 2018
Shengli Hu

Tart cherries and tomatoes. Brett. Purple and red flowers —- much more open and floral than 2013 vintage. Wild herbs and tar on the palate. High acid, medium body.

Tart cherries and tomatoes. Brett. Purple and red flowers —- much more open and floral than 2013 vintage. Wild herbs and tar on the palate. High acid, medium body.

Nov 13th, 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.

10 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