Red

2013 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 72

  • RomanPski Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 14, 2019 - Some of the best value Barolo I’ve had. Sure this may not be knockout Nebbiolo but for the price I think it’s pretty hard to beat. Very classic from one of the best recent vintages. Definitely decant and have with food. Much better on the second day.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • gfwetzel wrote: 87 points

    June 13, 2019 - Dark red-purple in color. Clear with no sediment. Menthol and tobacco with herbaceous overtones on the nose. Cherries and chalk on the palate and a short finish. Medium acid with tannins dominating after 2 hours in a decanter.

    1 person found this helpful
  • Necowine wrote: 88 points

    June 5, 2019 - Very nice leathery bitterness and cherry fruit, acidity without tartness, and relatively smooth considering. Priced in Lange Nebbiolo range this would have been a winner. Not quite enough in the two days I drank it to justify the Barolo premium.

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  • adamanko wrote: 88 points

    May 27, 2019 - Some liqurice in the nose but rather closed. In the mouth a thick wine with cherries. Chocolate. Goes fairly well with my homemade pizza but I'm saving half. At this point I'm thinking under 90 rather than over. Could possibly benefit from more time in the cellar. Will come back for grade after second half.

    Day 3: Better balanced today. Still a bit jammy feeling about it. Better day 3 but nothing magical. 88. Less day 1.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Nutty08 Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 13, 2019 - Still strongly tannic and a bit bitter on the finish. Nice dark red fruits in nose and palate. Steely, fine acidity and a bit of floral nuance. Tannins are aggressive, however. Better on night 2.

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The WINEFRONT

  • By Gary Walsh
    6/1/2017 (link)

    (G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe) Subscribe to see review text.

Vinous

  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Barolo: Sublime Finesse & Elegance (Feb 2017), 2/1/2017 (link)

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Full Pull

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Dueling Nebbiolo, 9/15/2017

    (G.D. Vajra Albe Barolo) Hello friends. In the picturesque hills of Piedmont there is one grape that reigns supreme. This is not your average grape—it’s complicated and deceptive, well-loved and sought after. When made into wine, it goes by many names and is greatly influenced by the place it comes from. You may know it as Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Ghemme, Gattinara, etc. This grape is Nebbiolo, and though it’s not the most planted grape in the region, it’s universally considered the finest grape of Piedmont.

    Today, we have two of Nebbiolo’s many identities for you—a workhorse table-wine and a high-class, contemplative bottle, both made by the same producer in the Langhe.

    [Note: see the bottom of the offer for two bonus wines from Vajra; one dry white and one not-so-dry Moscato.]
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer G.D. Vajra
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation Albe
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Codes 695798111320, 8026720108026, 8026720111026, 8026720111323, 8026720413021

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 27 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,722 (83%)
  • Consumed 322 (16%)

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