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G.D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2009

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $39.99
Item No. 127593
  • V92
  • WS90
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Sheer ruby red color. Aromas of red fruits and plums,  owers, pine needles and brushwood. Albe is a harmony of sophisticated and delicate  avors supported by an elegant acidity and ripe tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Vajra's 2009 Barolo Albe wraps around the palate with gorgeous depth and richness. Deeply spiced notes lead to plum, black cherry, licorice, menthol, tar and licorice in a resonant, beautifully expressive Barolo loaded with near-term appeal. The 2009 is rich and incredibly inviting from the very first taste. I can't think of too many Barolos in this price range that deliver so much quality and pure pleasure. Once again, Vajra has hit a home run with the Albe."
92 Points

"Lavender comes to mind when smelling this fragrant red, with flavors of cherry, raspberry, flowers and spice. Elegant despite the firm tannins, featuring a lingering aftertaste of tobacco and underbrush. Best from 2016 through 2028."
90 Points

"(this is Vajra's entry-level Barolo, fermented at relatively low temperature): Good bright red. Blackcurrant, sandalwood and coffee on the perfumed, fruit-driven nose. Juicy, fresh and sweet, with crunchy red fruit flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity and ripe, fine-grained tannins. Should provide early drinking pleasure, but has the depth for mid-term cellaring. An excellent value in Barolo--as is the 2007 version, which is still in the market."
90 Points

Learn About G.D. Vajra

The winery is located at West side of Barolo Common, in Vergne locality. Inherited in 1972 by Aldo Vaira it's, today, a solid reality where the wine quality and the love for work are principal features. Here, the typical vines of Piedmont are cultivated with a great respect for the vocation of every plot of land. The history says that these lands have been formed millions of...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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