G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe2018
£38.30/ 0.75 L btl
Albe is a Barolo that stands out for its precision, balance and drinkability. According to tradition, Albe was born from an assembly of grapes from different vineyards and lies 36 months in large Slavonian oak barrels. Intriguing garnet to the eye, on nose it recalls ripe flowers and fruits, from cherry to blueberry, from bitter citrus to black cherry, with hints of spice, aromatic woods, medicinal herbs, absinthe. Savory sip, with agile and integrated tannins. A Barolo with which you can talk from an early age, with good softness and long persistence.
What does this wine taste like?
|Cherries / Violets / Tobacco / Berries|
|Tannino setoso / Balanced / Godibile / Pronto|
Drinking and storing
Tagliata di manzo / Filetto con ratatouille / Brasato al Barolo / Stufato
Ratings and awards
|2018||93+ PK||17 JR||92 SK|
|2016||94 PK||93 SK|
Wine critics reviewsReviews by Suckling and Jancis Robinson
Very pure and elegant Barolo
This Albe Barolo is a true beauty, a throwback to the times when barolos were delicate rather than muscular. It reminded me of the best valtellinas too, its weightlessness apparently at odds with the intensity of flavour, like a great pinot noir. Its aroma of roses and violets mingled with wafts of red fruit and undergrowth. Pristine, clear and well-delineated. A little gem.
Incredible value barolo!
Great barolo showing for a real nice price in what's been called a legendary vintage. Already offering great fruit and herbal notes but with a long life ahead!
Good value for money Barolo
One of the best value wines in Barolo, typical Barolo, in this case relatively drinkable at young age.
Good quality for the price - quality producer, standard taste for the region
Easy Drinking Barolo
Well rounded smooth finished, and reasonably priced Barolo...sweet spot....
|Type of wood||Slavonian oak|
G. D. Vajra
Aldo and Milena Vajra have managed, over the years, to build an important and well-known winery, founded and supported by a single element: passion. Immersed in the Barolo territory, in the small hamlet of Vergne, production is not focused stubbornly only on Barolo, but embraces all the wines of the tradition: Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera. Passionate and meticulous winemakers, but above all people who discreetly conduct their job as wine producers, the Vajras are constantly...