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G D Vajra Barolo "Albe" DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 94] [RP 94] [JS 93] [AG 91]
G D Vajra Barolo "Albe" DOCG 2016 [1.5L MAGNUM] (Piedmont, Italy) - [WE 94] [RP 94] [JS 93] [AG 91]


 
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Winery: G D Vajra
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Vintage: 2016
Bottle Size: 1.5L

Product Code: VAJRABAROLOALBE16-M-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:
"The true Beauty of Albe is the caress of the sun that rises three times every morning over our vineyards. It’s the exceptional simplicity of nature that makes the awakening of life an everyday miracle." - Milena Vaira

Albe has an amazing scent of macerated Nebbiolo pomace, cranberries and raspberries. Infused rose petals, sweet red fruits and a hint of black figs, complete its wide and elegant bouquet. So authentic and yet expressive, it beautifully celebrates the maturity of these vineyards and wine. Albe is a pure tribute to Barolo di Barolo and to the amazing craft of combining vineyards

A tribute to the masters of our tradition, Albe is the sum of high-elevation estate vineyards. They lay on different slopes, thus our chance to see three sunrises (Albe) every day.

VARIETY: 100% Nebbiolo.

VINEYARD AND TERROIR: Albe is a blend of wonderful Barolo vineyards with exposures that range from south-south-east to south-west, at high elevation between 380 and 480m above sea level.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Aromas of woodland berry, new leather, camphor and pressed rose waft out of the glass. Juicy and delicious, the chewy palate doles out succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry and white pepper. Polished tannins and fresh acidity give it an immediate appeal but this also offers several years of drinking pleasure. Drink through 2028. Editor's choice. Kerin O’Keefe" - (9/1/2020)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"If you were to consider the entire portfolio of wines made in the Barolo appellation, this wine always stands in its own little corner. Albe is a brand on its own, and it represents one of the most versatile, accessible and well-priced Baroli to emerge from the appellation. The G.D. Vajra 2016 Barolo Albe sets off on the right foot, offering forthcoming intensity with forest fruit, wild cherry, crushed stone and blue flowers. Winemaking is straightforward in stainless steel, and the wine finishes in Slavonian oak casks. Some 40,000 bottles are hitting the market now." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)

93 Points - James Suckling:
"Such a delicious expression of the balanced and drinkable 2016 harvest with fresh red cherries, strawberries and rose perfume. The palate has bright, fine and fleshy texture with a super fine, chalky and plush delivery of ripe, supple and concentrated cherries. So complete. Drink or hold." - (28 May, 2020)

91 Points - Vinous:
"Vajra's Barolo Albe is bright, floral and wonderfully lifted in 2016. Sweet tobacco, cedar, blood orange, mint, licorice, dried red cherry and sage give the 2016 lovely savory brightness to match its mid-weight structure. Gracious and light on its feet, the Albe has so much to offer." Antonio Galloni - (Feb 2020)

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