Vajra Barolo Bricco Della Viole 2010
"The 2010 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is going to need quite a bit of time to fully come together. Dark cherries, plums, menthol, tobacco and spices all burst from the glass in a racy, structured Barolo. Hints of licorice, savory herbs and leather resonate on a fabulous, expressive Barolo from Vajra." -Scoring on it's way! This was posted by Antonio Galloni on his Vinous Media site, in the "Your Say" section. "I have had many fabulous tastings at Vajra over the years, but this was one of the most memorable, as I had a chance to sample a wide range of Barolos spanning vintages 2010-2013. The only wine in bottle was the 2010 Barolo Albe. At the moment, the 2010 Barolo Bricco delle Viole, is sitting in three casks that correspond to the different sections of the vineyard. The final blend has not been made, and it is also not a foregone conclusion that 100% of each cask will make it into the finished wine. Still, the three casks were all impressive and point to a wine with a bright future. Vajra continues to vinify a Barolo from their parcel in Ravera, where the vines are now 14-15 years old. So far, the Ravera has been sold in bulk, but there is a big step up in quality with the 2012 and 2013, so I will not be surprised if those wines are eventually bottled. Actually, all of the 2012s and 2013s are impressive here, and easily confirm Vajra's position in the top echelon of Barolo producers today. I can't say enough about the Vajra family and all they have accomplished, especially over the last decade. When I stopped by on a late Saturday afternoon, the tasting room was occupied by a large group. How many world-class wineries can you visit on a Saturday afternoon with a group? The answer is not many. In a world that is increasingly about noise and hype, the Vajras work out of a very functional, simple winery just outside Barolo, driven by the values of family, faith and the strong work ethic that is at the heart of the Piedmontese culture." -Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.
External Reviews for Vajra Barolo Bricco Della Viole
The 2010 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is going to need quite a bit of time to fully come together. Dark cherries, plums, tobacco and spices burst from the glass in an intense, structured Barolo that hits all the high notes. Next to the Ravera, the Bricco delle Viole is more floral, lifted and finessed, especially with time in the glass. Rose petals, savory herbs and sweet spices add the last nuance of complexity. The 2010 is fabulous; it’s as simple as that.