Red

2010 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 136

  • drwine2001 wrote:

    January 12, 2021 - This spent 8 hours in the decanter first. Light ruby center with watery rim. Black cherry and menthol aromas to start. Light to medium weight, fluid, supple, and low acid. I would have been hard pressed to pick it out as Barolo at this point; the elements were pleasant but easy, simple, and on the sweeter side, almost like "Nebbiolo nouveau" (without carbonic notes) if such a thing existed. Later, some tobacco and a twist of citrus emerged, some acidity magically appeared, and the tannins seemed to agglutinate, giving it better grip. Still, I am left pretty underwhelmed and unsure about what this wine is really about and where it is headed. One thing I can definitely say is that the wine is still very much alive.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Oberunter-5 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 10, 2021 - This is a big wine. On the nose it’s all raspberry and cherry with traces of licorice and tar. Tannins dominate the palate—even after more than a decade. Bright red fruit is there as well. This could easily spend another 5 years aging (and probably should)

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • fizz wrote:

    December 31, 2020 - Double decanted 3 hours. Delicious and drinking well. No rush here.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • antkorbel Likes this wine: 92 points

    December 24, 2020 - Lightly bricking around the rim, medium to full bodied, tannins still prominent though starting to settle. Flavour profile is darker fruited (which I can sometimes view as overly extracted) but in this case I’m ok with it. I like this slightly better than the 2010 Baudana I had last month, and better than I expected.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • aagrawal wrote: 90 points

    December 21, 2020 - Light-medium ruby; aromatic, deeper fruits with black cherry, some citrus peel, slight menthol; palate is light-medium bodied, high alcohol (14.5%) and present but not overly so, medium-plus to high acidity, again richer black cherry fruit, seems still a bit coiled; finish is medium length. This is a concentrated, serious Barolo which could still improve for 5-10 years, a bit richer and darker than I expect from Vajra but well balanced. I have some Bricco from 2010, and I think that will need much more age. 90+
    Day 2: more integrated, a bit more open and less coiled, and a bit brighter in fruit than yesterday. A small improvement, but still a serious Nebbiolo.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Decanter

  • By Ian D'Agata
    Top Barolo 2010 & Barbaresco 2011, 4/9/2015 (link)

    (GD Vajra, Albe, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    8/5/2014 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Barolo: Flying High Again, Part 2 (Sep 2014), 7/1/2014 (link)

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  • By Walter Speller
    5/14/2014 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    3/27/2014 (link)

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  • By Walter Speller
    3/27/2014 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Barolo: Flying High Again (Jan 2014) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer G.D. Vajra
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Albe
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Codes 000004504689, 695798107026, 695798110026, 8026720108026, 8026720110029, 8026720111026, 8026720413021, 8032430000048

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 134 (4%)
  • In Cellars 2,148 (61%)
  • Consumed 1,211 (35%)

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