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Barolo  Albe`

G.D. Vajra - Barolo Albe` 2016

Italy
Red Wine from Piedmont · Italy
Price: £43.50
Case Rate: £41.33
Ex Tax: £36.25
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Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Barolo
Winery: G.D. Vajra
Wine Maker: Aldo Vajra
Grape: Nebbiolo
Grape Percentage: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2024
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Rating 91 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Barolo
Winery: G.D. Vajra
Wine Maker: Aldo Vajra
Grape: Nebbiolo
Grape Percentage: 100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2024
Vegan:
Yes
Vegan

Wine tasting notes

Bright ruby-garnet in colour with a wonderfully perfumed nose, with aromas of orange peel, flowers, red fruits, dried plums, pine-needles and brushwood. On the palate it has lovely Nebbiolo structure, with plenty of fine, ripe tannins, elegant acidity and dark plum and savoury characters, with a herbal perfume on the long finish. Softer and more approachable in youth than the Bricco delle Viole, it has the purity and balance characteristic of the Vajra wines.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2014) - 91 pts

A tribute to local tradition, the 2014 Barolo Albe represents an assembly of fruit from various vineyard plots throughout the area. Winemaking is classic in approach with a 25-day maceration period and aging in large Slavonian oak casks. This vintage shows silky, fine lines and a more accessible approach for near and medium-term drinking. I would recommend a few more years of bottle aging, however, to allow the wine the time to grow in texture and mouthfeel.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2014) - 90 pts

Vajra's 2014 Barolo Albe is a pretty wine, but it is also a touch slender. Part of that is, of course, attributable to the vintage, but in recent years the Albe has been stylistically more similar to the other Barolos in the range than it was at the outset. Suggestions of sweet tobacco, cinnamon, dried flowers and black cherry are layered in this supple, easygoing Barolo. Drink it over the next handful of years.


Wine Enthusiast (2014) - 91 pts

Aromas of rose, crushed mint, red berry and dark spice mingle together with an earthy whiff of leather on this fragrant Barolo. The vibrant, almost ethereal palate delivers juicy Marasca cherry, star anise and an almost salty note alongside taut, polished tannins and racy acidity. Drink 2021–2026.