G.D. Vajra

Albe Barolo Nebbiolo

9.184 ratings
9.17 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
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
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
Jenks

Good entry level Barolo. $30.

Good entry level Barolo. $30.

Mar 25th, 2022
Juan Pablo Perez

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, rosas secas, vainilla, algo de cuero

Boca: Tanino M+, Acidez M+, Alcohol M+

Bueno, pero se beneficiaria de mas tiempo en botella.

Nariz: cereza, ciruela, rosas secas, vainilla, algo de cuero

Boca: Tanino M+, Acidez M+, Alcohol M+

Bueno, pero se beneficiaria de mas tiempo en botella.

Mar 5th, 2022
Natalia Ignatenko

Raspberry, floral, delicate. Piemonte WS tasting 2022.

Raspberry, floral, delicate. Piemonte WS tasting 2022.

Feb 21st, 2022
Ian Hamel

2021 fall. Not that complex for Barolo, but plenty of typical red fruit, tannin and earth

2021 fall. Not that complex for Barolo, but plenty of typical red fruit, tannin and earth

Dec 18th, 2021