G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo

9.172 ratings
9.16 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
Peter Sultan

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

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

May 8th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Medium Ruby with aromas of red fruits, floral and new leather notes. On the palate cherry and plum fruits with tobacco and pepper spice. Firm chewy tannins, savory on a medium+ finish ending with notes of oak, mineral and earthy character. Assessable for a ‘16, drinking well now and will benefit with some age.

Medium Ruby with aromas of red fruits, floral and new leather notes. On the palate cherry and plum fruits with tobacco and pepper spice. Firm chewy tannins, savory on a medium+ finish ending with notes of oak, mineral and earthy character. Assessable for a ‘16, drinking well now and will benefit with some age.

Nov 4th, 2020
Fredrik Finn

GD Vajra Barolo Albe, my first wine-aha moment, the white rabbit which I followed down the rabbit hole into the wonderland of wine. The 2016 vintage does of course not awake the same tingling experience as back then, nevertheless it is a very solid perforermer and a well representative of its provenance, probably one of the better Barolos of Systembolagets standard assortment.
Primary red fruit with fresh raspberries, red cherries, rose hip and cherry liqueur followed by a perfumed lift of rose water and bitter orange with a vague, but nonetheless present savoury meat stock character that is luring in the background. A mouth watering acidity and a strong grip from the high but approachable and fine grained tannins directs the palate and surrounds the red, slightly tart (cranberries) but pleasant fruit character through a good finish. Give it a couple of hours in the decanter and a nice spin in your glass and its will drink beautifully today. Falls a bit short on the length to qualify for the higher division but it can walk out the ring with its head held high.

GD Vajra Barolo Albe, my first wine-aha moment, the white rabbit which I followed down the rabbit hole into the wonderland of wine. The 2016 vintage does of course not awake the same tingling experience as back then, nevertheless it is a very solid perforermer and a well representative of its provenance, probably one of the better Barolos of Systembolagets standard assortment.
Primary red fruit with fresh raspberries, red cherries, rose hip and cherry liqueur followed by a perfumed lift of rose water and bitter orange with a vague, but nonetheless present savoury meat stock character that is luring in the background. A mouth watering acidity and a strong grip from the high but approachable and fine grained tannins directs the palate and surrounds the red, slightly tart (cranberries) but pleasant fruit character through a good finish. Give it a couple of hours in the decanter and a nice spin in your glass and its will drink beautifully today. Falls a bit short on the length to qualify for the higher division but it can walk out the ring with its head held high.

Oct 30th, 2020
Jim Gallagher

I’m buying more.

I’m buying more.

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

Delicious. Brimming with fresh cherries, plums, raisin, violets, and a pleasant sweetness on the palate. Delicate tannins should help it last for years but very enjoyable now.

Delicious. Brimming with fresh cherries, plums, raisin, violets, and a pleasant sweetness on the palate. Delicate tannins should help it last for years but very enjoyable now.

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2020
Jan de Weerd

Balanced Barolo that perfectly matched RoAnne’s bolognese spaghetti dish with mushrooms and ‘beyond burger’ meat (secret, other wise her siblings, nieces and nephews wouldn’t eat it). Rounded but penetrating tannins in dark, dry fruit extracts of plum, fig and ripe cherry.

Balanced Barolo that perfectly matched RoAnne’s bolognese spaghetti dish with mushrooms and ‘beyond burger’ meat (secret, other wise her siblings, nieces and nephews wouldn’t eat it). Rounded but penetrating tannins in dark, dry fruit extracts of plum, fig and ripe cherry.

Aug 15th, 2021
Andrew Schirmer

Entry-level Vajra barolo…so tasty young. Integrated, juicy fruit, medium tannin, muted aromatics. Delicious.

Entry-level Vajra barolo…so tasty young. Integrated, juicy fruit, medium tannin, muted aromatics. Delicious.

Jul 23rd, 2021
Sylvain Rhainds

2016

May 12th, 2021
Ian Hamel

2021/3. I’ve loved the exuberant, open nature of this in recent vintages and while this had all the basic elements in place, it felt like it might a bit more time for aromas to open out

2021/3. I’ve loved the exuberant, open nature of this in recent vintages and while this had all the basic elements in place, it felt like it might a bit more time for aromas to open out

Apr 11th, 2021
Ted
9.4

As I have said before. I love a good Barolo. Doesn’t disappoint. Sweet cherry, roses and licorice.

As I have said before. I love a good Barolo. Doesn’t disappoint. Sweet cherry, roses and licorice.

Mar 23rd, 2021