G.d. Vajra Albe Barolo 2009
"Vajra's 2009 Barolo Albe wraps around the palate with gorgeous depth and richness. Deeply spiced notes lead to plum, black cherry, licorice, menthol, tar and licorice in a resonant, beautifully expressive Barolo loaded with near-term appeal. The 2009 is rich and incredibly inviting from the very first taste. I can't think of too many Barolos in this price range that deliver so much quality and pure pleasure. Once again, Vajra has hit a home run with the Albe...92" Antonio Galloni 10/13
Editorial Reviews for G.d. Vajra Albe Barolo
From vineyards in Fossati, Coste, and la Volta Very fruit driven on the nose, bright and fresh and full of strawberry fruit edged with hints of tar, dried herbs, camphor, and white soil. With very soft tannins this is easy on entry showing some polish to the dark berry fruit, that is fresh a little spice note. The tannins and a hint of mint build on the backend. Elegant if seemingly a bit simple in the mouth though the finish shows more depth and complexity than the midpalate, with tannins are abundant but the ripe soft tannins of the vintage. 89pts
External Reviews for G.d. Vajra Albe Barolo
Lavender comes to mind when smelling this fragrant red, with flavors of cherry, raspberry, flowers and spice. Elegant despite the firm tannins, featuring a lingering aftertaste of tobacco and underbrush. Best from 2016 through 2028.
Good bright red. Blackcurrant, sandalwood and coffee on the perfumed, fruit-driven nose. Juicy, fresh and sweet, with crunchy red fruit flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity and ripe, fine-grained tannins. Should provide early drinking pleasure, but has the depth for mid-term cellaring. An excellent value in Barolo — as is the 2007 version, which is still in the market.