2019 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe
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2019 G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe

Piedmont, ITALY
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
Cellar: 6 - 8 Years (2029-2031)
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

Very dark red in colour with black shaded edges and a rusty shade of red hue. Fragrant rose petal infused scents of red currant and red liquorice meld into earthy black olive, tobacco and spicy dried herb notes. Energetic red currant and red raspberry fruits are framed by lively acidity and stern tannins which impart a taut chiselled feel. Earth, tobacco and spicy dried herb elements lie underneath. Finishes dry, rustic and tightly wound.
Cellar 6-8 years.
Alc. 14%

Other Reviews….
This is certainly one of the most popular and versatile wines made in Italy, and deservedly so. The well-priced G.D. Vajra 2019 Barolo Albe shows some ripe fruit and softness with cherry, dried raspberry and crushed rose. This vintage is similar in character to the 2016 release in that both vintages offer a linear style with good structure at the back. The mouthfeel is polished and long, affording accessibility and complexity too. Drink 2024 - 2038.
94 points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (August 2023)

The 2019 Barolo Albe is a nuanced, understated wine, but it is also a rare Albe that needs time in bottle. Sweet floral and spice notes open first, leading to an attractive core of Nebbiolo fruit. Gentle and understated, with lovely precision, the 2019 Albe is a hushed wine that is more about energy than size. I have seen the Albe really blossom with a few years in bottle. I expect that will be the case here as well given its super-classic feel. Drink 2024 - 2034.
91 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

A firm and polished red with berries and spices, like nutmeg and pepper. Orange peel, too. Medium body. Fresh and energetic finish. Drink after 2026.
93 Points

The G.D. Vajra estate is based within the commune of Barolo, with the entire family contributing and Giuseppe and Aldo Vajra at the helm of the winemaking responsibilities. Giuseppe, who took more of a leadership role in 2008, has been instrumental in continuing to develop the family estate, while Isidoro Vajra leads in vineyard management. Most recently they have completed the expansion of their cellar space and offices. They are also now releasing their wines a touch later to allow for additional time in bottle to soften any harsh edges. As of the 2019 vintage, both the G.D. Vajra and Luigi Baudana estates are certified organic.
The 2019 Barolo Albe offers aromas of pressed roses, apricot, and tea leaf that are followed by a wine with great tension and balance, medium body, driving notes of orange citrus and dusty earth, and a clean finish. It is long and fresh on the palate. Drink 2024-2036.
92 Points
Audrey Frick – JebDunnuck.com