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2014 G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole

Nebbiolo

  • Italy
  • Piedmont
  • Langhe
  • Barolo
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Community Tasting Notes 30

  • BradE wrote:

    June 12, 2021 - A great wine that is drinking so well even in its youth.

  • SineQuaNon Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 15, 2021 - Excellent traditional Barolo with all the classic notes with emphasis on menthol. Red fruited and lifted. Medium bodied and only 13.5% abv. Struggles to balance the high tannins but fortunately it does for me. More tannin adverse people than me might find it too tannic. Keep probably 5 more years or more for a mature experience, though I doubt the tannins will soften fully before the wine hits the graveyard

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  • LTTC wrote: 89 points

    March 8, 2021 - (SYP) small glass. Tasted blind. Garnet red, sweet red fruits, earthy spice, fresh green tea leaves. It's intense yet quite elegant on the palate with rather soft tannins and savoury flavours. Warm and grippy finish. Guessed young Barbaresco.

  • Jverhoef Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 24, 2021 - With this crust pizza and friends; delicious.

  • Hanibal Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 22, 2020 - I have no problem giving this 2014 barolo (bad vintage supposedly) this high score. This wine ticks the boxes all over the only thing missing is the complexity with aging....could hit 95 or 96 in a few years

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  • By Tiziano Gaia
    Gaia’s pick: a dozen of the best from Barolo, 11/1/2018 (link)

    (GD Vajra, Bricco delle Viole, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Gary Walsh
    9/14/2018 (link)

    (G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Hemming, MW
    6/5/2018 (link)

    (G D Vajra, Bricco delle Viole Barolo Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Brook
    Barolo Prima 2014, 5/15/2018 (link)

    (GD Vajra, Bricco delle Viole, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Walter Speller
    3/19/2018 (link)

    (G D Vajra, Bricco delle Viole Barolo Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2014 Barolo: Surprise, Surprise… (Feb 2018), 2/18/2018 (link)

    (G.d. Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Michaela Morris
    GD Vajra Bricco delle Violle, 10/1/2017 (link)

    (GD Vajra, Bricco delle Viole, Barolo, Piedmont, Italy, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Full Pull

  • By Paul Zitarelli
    Full Pull Piemontese Gems, 12/17/2018

    (G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole) Hello friends. Today we have the latest in our year-ending Instant Gratification series of offers. These all contain wines that are in the warehouse and ready for immediate pickup post-allocation (allocations will take place tomorrow at 10am). We have just one more pickup weekend in 2018 (Dec 20-22), then our usual two-week holiday closure. Our first open pickup weekend in 2019 will be Jan 10-12. Last month we offered two wines from famed “Barolo Boy” Domenico Clerico and they sold out immediately. It was a good reminder of just how attractive Piemontese Nebbiolo is this time of year. So, when we tasted today’s wines, it was an easy decision. We bought out the remaining stock of both with this Instant Gratification series in mind. Both parcels are borderline size-wise (the Vajra especially). We’ll set upper order limits at 6 Paitin/3 Vajra, but actual allocations are likely to be more like 2-3 Paitin and 1-2 Vajra. Still, when it comes to these gems of the Piedmont, a little bit is better than none at all. Vinous: Copyrighted material withheld. Vajra is a well-loved Piedmont producer among our list members, and Bricco delle Viole is their flagship Barolo. It’s a rare treat when we’re able to offer this evocative, beautiful bottle. Bricco delle Viole is a 4.79 hectare vineyard that sits 470 metres above sea level. Its high altitude and long ripening season set it apart from the surrounding lower elevation vineyards. The 2014 clocks in at 13.5% alcohol and possesses a hauntingly aromatic nose, full of raspberries, leather, flowers galore, crunchy leaves, and anise. The palate is an honest expression of generous Nebbiolo, with well-tuned structure and beautiful fruit. Many vintages of Barolo take years to come around, whereas this 2014 is a total pleasure play, offering wonderful abundance unusual for young Barolo. If you’d like to drink it this holiday season, consider a multi-hour decant and a nice prime rib to let it show its best. This is downright glorious Barolo.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer G.D. Vajra
  • Varietal Nebbiolo
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Bricco delle Viole
  • Country Italy
  • Region Piedmont
  • SubRegion Langhe
  • Appellation Barolo
  • UPC Codes 8026720111132, 8026720112122

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 45 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,495 (84%)
  • Consumed 244 (14%)

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