G.D. Vajra

Bricco delle Viole Barolo Nebbiolo

9.3412 ratings
9.3113 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
Darren Dittrich

Approachable now with 2013’s riper red cherry notes. If it were less expensive, I’d fill up my cellar with this stuff. Certainly can age, but this is a balanced and elegant Nebbiolo that you can decant and enjoy now.

Approachable now with 2013’s riper red cherry notes. If it were less expensive, I’d fill up my cellar with this stuff. Certainly can age, but this is a balanced and elegant Nebbiolo that you can decant and enjoy now.

Apr 16th, 2019
Shengli Hu

Tomato stem, clove, mushroom, game, and thyme. Still searing acid and slightly softened tannins.

Tomato stem, clove, mushroom, game, and thyme. Still searing acid and slightly softened tannins.

Nov 13th, 2018
Gregory Fulchiero

Softer and more feminine with a modern flare. Would have guessed Barbaresco.

Softer and more feminine with a modern flare. Would have guessed Barbaresco.

Sep 17th, 2017
James Forsyth

Terrific wine to cap off team drinks. Rose, tar, lavender, gorgeous structure, backbone, intense yet surprisingly light. If you were to do a word-cloud of what an excellent 2010 Barolo should be like, the large lettered words would be the tasting note here. It is an exemplar of quality for its type.

Terrific wine to cap off team drinks. Rose, tar, lavender, gorgeous structure, backbone, intense yet surprisingly light. If you were to do a word-cloud of what an excellent 2010 Barolo should be like, the large lettered words would be the tasting note here. It is an exemplar of quality for its type.

3 people found it helpfulApr 27th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

Terroir and map hunting as wine tasting sport! This is a beautiful Barolo and so well made and contained for such a warm year. Elegance and terroir prevail! As usual, producer trumps vintage status quo! #vajra

Terroir and map hunting as wine tasting sport! This is a beautiful Barolo and so well made and contained for such a warm year. Elegance and terroir prevail! As usual, producer trumps vintage status quo! #vajra

3 people found it helpfulMay 10th, 2016
Gabrielle Micheletti

Elegant, polished, light cinnamon, elder and raspberry. Very fine.

Elegant, polished, light cinnamon, elder and raspberry. Very fine.

3 people found it helpfulNov 19th, 2014
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9.6

The 2014 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is positively stunning. There are many things about this wine that are super-impressive, but what stands out most is how soft and silky the tannins are. Because of that, the 2014 is much more approachable than it usually is, and yet also conveys the feeling of translucence that is such a signature of this site and wine. I am not sure I have ever tasted a young Bricco delle Viole with this much purity of fruit. The 2014 is total class. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2018)

The 2014 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is positively stunning. There are many things about this wine that are super-impressive, but what stands out most is how soft and silky the tannins are. Because of that, the 2014 is much more approachable than it usually is, and yet also conveys the feeling of translucence that is such a signature of this site and wine. I am not sure I have ever tasted a young Bricco delle Viole with this much purity of fruit. The 2014 is total class. Don't miss it. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, February 2018)

2 people found it helpfulFeb 1st, 2019
Greg Koslosky

Old classic Barolo .

Old classic Barolo .

2 people found it helpfulJun 9th, 2018
Tommy Fogarty

Owner Thomas Fogarty Winery

9.3

Incense, cinnamon, saline (sardine?), excellent.

Incense, cinnamon, saline (sardine?), excellent.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2016
Patrick Sullivan

Western Mountain Regional manager estates division of Jackson Family Wines

9.8

Stunning balance and texture. Thank you Austin and bobby for being such great hosts

Stunning balance and texture. Thank you Austin and bobby for being such great hosts

2 people found it helpfulNov 10th, 2015