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G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2018

G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe

2018
17
JANCIS ROBINSON
92
SUCKLING

£38.90

/ 0.75 L btl
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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
Region
Grapes
Producer
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

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?

Light
Bold
Smooth
Tannic
Dry
Sweet
Soft
Acidic
View
Ruby red
Bouquet
Cherries / Violets / Tobacco / Berries
Mouth
Tannino setoso / Balanced / Godibile / Pronto

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

cocidos-y-potajes
Stews and casseroles
pasta
Pasta
carnes-rojas
Red meat
quesos-curados
Cured cheeses
embutidos-y-jamon
Sausages and ham
caza
Game

Tagliata di manzo / Filetto con ratatouille / Brasato al Barolo / Stufato

Ratings and awards

201817 JR92 SK
201793 PK
201694 PK93 SK
201593 PK
20103 VA
200893+ PK
PK: ParkerJR: Jancis robinsonSK: SucklingVA: Viti ais

Wine critics reviewsReviews by Suckling and Jancis Robinson

Aromas of ripe raspberries and dark spice follow through to a medium-to full-bodied palate, with some fine, fruit and spice-coated tannin and a medium finish that firms up at the end. Sustainable. Give this a year or two. Best from 2024.

— James Suckling (07/02/2022)JamesSuckling.com Vintage 2018 - 92 SUCKLING

First day: Just mid ruby and healthy looking. Spicy and stony raspberry and cherry fruit that is lively and with notes of red fruit. Supple and gentle fruit palate with crunchy tannins. Long and with a certain leggerezza. Filigree and at the same time intense. Second day: A little more closed that the previous day but with alluring fresh red fruit and a hint of orange peel. The fruit becomes more concentrated the longer it sits in the glass. Sappy and fresh and almost a little racy with long powdery tannins. Has lost a little of its complexity but not its freshness. A bit more bones, a little less flesh.

— Walter Speller (16/12/2021)JancisRobinson.com Vintage 2018 - 17 JANCIS ROBINSON

Customer reviews

4.6/5
20 reviews
Vintage:

Winemaking

Vinification materialWood
Type of woodSlavonian oak

The winery

G. D. Vajra

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...

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