G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo

9.11361 ratings
9.1240 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
Aaron Tan

Happy New Year to all! Still catching up on my notes from the holiday season. I was pretty spot on in this blind - basically pointed to the wine on the display shelves. Lucky guess? The wine itself was delicious. To me, it was showed true varietal typicity and was rather pure. Juicy red fruits, floral, melange of herbs, and some pepper. High acidity and tannins, yet has a suppleness that made it highly approachable at this stage. Best red of the night for me.

Happy New Year to all! Still catching up on my notes from the holiday season. I was pretty spot on in this blind - basically pointed to the wine on the display shelves. Lucky guess? The wine itself was delicious. To me, it was showed true varietal typicity and was rather pure. Juicy red fruits, floral, melange of herbs, and some pepper. High acidity and tannins, yet has a suppleness that made it highly approachable at this stage. Best red of the night for me.

Jan 7th, 2024
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.2

Pretty, intense cherries. Unity.

Pretty, intense cherries. Unity.

Apr 19th, 2023
Austin Hohnke

Delicious. Medium bodied. Roses, tar, dried red fruits, berries, spicecake. Lovely tannin.
“Albe” means “dawns” in Italian as this wine is sourced from three high-elevation sites that experience several dawns. A killer value from this producer. Drink or hold.

Delicious. Medium bodied. Roses, tar, dried red fruits, berries, spicecake. Lovely tannin.
“Albe” means “dawns” in Italian as this wine is sourced from three high-elevation sites that experience several dawns. A killer value from this producer. Drink or hold.

Dec 11th, 2022
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

Very solid. 18 yet again fails to be as bad as critics want it to be. Had to order this because of a corked 2017 Podere Forte Melo which stung but is all in the game.

Very solid. 18 yet again fails to be as bad as critics want it to be. Had to order this because of a corked 2017 Podere Forte Melo which stung but is all in the game.

Nov 20th, 2022
Severn Goodwin

No formal notes...Best beef biased meal we've had...Ever.

No formal notes...Best beef biased meal we've had...Ever.

Nov 20th, 2022
Maggie Harrison

tasted side by side with 2016, aromas are more lifted but more tight on palate. dried bing cherries, leather, firm- long tannins.

tasted side by side with 2016, aromas are more lifted but more tight on palate. dried bing cherries, leather, firm- long tannins.

Mar 8th, 2022
Maggie Harrison

blend of communes, high elevation. boysenberry, firm and fruity juicy tannins, lighter on palate weight wise. lots of complexity. dusty tannins that open up. not grippy.

blend of communes, high elevation. boysenberry, firm and fruity juicy tannins, lighter on palate weight wise. lots of complexity. dusty tannins that open up. not grippy.

Mar 8th, 2022
Tracy Hall

Yup. This is ready to enjoy. Absolutely loved this. Need a case! WHW

Yup. This is ready to enjoy. Absolutely loved this. Need a case! WHW

Aug 9th, 2021
Jae Cho

Really enjoyable now. Although a bit short and not the most complex.

Really enjoyable now. Although a bit short and not the most complex.

Jun 18th, 2021
Peter Sultan

Part 3. No notes. Fresh, can be drunk young

Part 3. No notes. Fresh, can be drunk young

May 8th, 2021