G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superior 2009

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Two years slavonian oak Fairly opaque color for Barbera, ,this comes from Bricco delle Viole, old vines of 40 years or more, Very aromatic and... Read more

The nose was intense and sexy with black cherry, woodland notes, dark chocolate, floral tones and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it was rich yet... Read more

The nose was intense and sexy with black cherry, woodland notes, dark chocolate, floral tones and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it was rich yet... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superior

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065204,507
4.50 5
09/17/2013

Two years slavonian oak Fairly opaque color for Barbera, ,this comes from Bricco delle Viole, old vines of 40 years or more, Very aromatic and both subtle and complex on the nose with aromas of forest floor, violets, soil and macerated black fruits. On entry here is a bit noticeable wood tannin, though this is round, opulent and rich, with a hint of RS and filled with jammy black fruits. Silky smooth with great depth of flavor, there is impressive freshness here considering the power and weight, and there are also some fairly prominent tannins that help drive the plum and wild cherry flavors through the long savory finish. this holds its 15% very well and if you think, outside of Barbera expectations this is a very special wine. 93pts


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Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549159,972
3.50 5
03/03/2013

The nose was intense and sexy with black cherry, woodland notes, dark chocolate, floral tones and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it was rich yet perfectly juicy, showing notes of blackberry jam, sweet spices, tart cherry juice and cola with hint of tannin clinging to senses. The finish was long with concentrate ripe berry fruit coating the palate, along with well polished tannin that seemed to linger for over thirty seconds. This may be a full-throtle, in your face Barbera but it stays juicy throughout with such beautiful fruit and structure that I just wanted to pour glass after glass. (93 points)


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549159,972
4.00 5
03/04/2013

The nose was intense and sexy with black cherry, woodland notes, dark chocolate, floral tones and a hint of vanilla. On the palate, it was rich yet perfectly juicy, showing notes of blackberry jam, sweet spices, tart cherry juice and cola with hint of tannin clinging to senses. The finish was long with concentrate ripe berry fruit coating the palate, along with well polished tannin that seemed to linger for over thirty seconds. (93 points)


External Reviews for G.D. Vajra Barbera d'Alba Superior

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/25/2013

This concentrated red features black currant and black cherry flavors, with a hint of black pepper. A touch of oak lends tannins to the grape's natural acidity. The finish is long and fruit-filled. Drink now through 2015.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/25/2013

The estate’s 2009 Barbera d’Alba Superiore is one of the deepest, richest and darkest wines I have tasted from this vintage. Still an infant, it bursts from the glass with raspberry jam, cloves and French oak, all wrapped around a serious, intense frame. Sweet, silky tannins frame the opulent finish. This is a decidedly flashy, extroverted wine for Vajra, uncharacteristically rich and poulet, but beautiful if taken on its own terms. Anticipated maturity: 2014–2029.


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