2016 G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose

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2016 G.D. Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose

Piedmont, ITALY
$150.00 Bottle
  • ABV 14.5%
  • Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Boasting a lithe, mid-weight style and a very silky finish, the G.D. Vajra 2016 Barolo Coste di Rose is fragrant, floral and delicate. The bouquet here is almost all wild rose, violet and honeysuckle or jasmine. The fruity component of the wine is fine and light with cassis, white cherry and cranberry. Fruit comes from a 1.5-hectare parcel inside the Coste di Rose cru with a high percentage of well-draining sandy soils that contribute to the wine's graceful textural embroidery. There is a hint of cherry or raspberry sweetness on the finish. A mere 4,800 bottles are hitting the market now. This is the second vintage produced.
94 points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (July 2020)

The 2016 Barolo Coste di Rose is plump, juicy and forward - all qualities that make it one of the more approachable wines in the Vajra range. Plump dark cherry, plum, licorice, spice and menthol all flesh out in a racy, juicy Barolo that will drink well right out of the gate. Plush fruit and silky tannins add to the wine's voluptuous feel and early accessibility. This is very good, but it is not particularly complex.
94 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

This has some very attractive rose perfume and anise spice with raspberry, redcurrant and red-cherry aromas. Blueberry pastry, too. So perfumed. The palate has very fine, almost crystalline tannins and such intense, juicy and vivaciously delivered flavors of essence-like red fruit. So precise. Drinkable now, but with potential for long-term cellaring.
95 points
JamesSuckling.com

A bit of a dark horse this wine, and certainly, the 2015 has blossomed since I reviewed it last year, having tasted it a fair few times since…
Such a seductive wine. Cherry, dark raspberry, dried roses, baking spices, liquorice and something a bit like Earl Grey tea. Medium-bodied, tannin that manages to be sweet and supple, yet dense and firm, a cool menthol note, with exotic spice and floral perfume, freshness and excellent length, all that delicious tea-like tannin pushing it out. Beautiful.
95+ points
Gary Walsh - The Wine Front