G. D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2019 750ml
SKU: 90963

G. D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2019

  • we94
  • wa93+
  • v88


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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand G. D. Vajra
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
"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." Antonio Galloni vinous Media 91 points Drink 2024-34
Wine Enthusiast
  • we94

Editors' Choice. Lovely Nebbiolo aromas of rose, violet, red berry and botanical herb shape the fragrant nose. Smooth and savory, the elegant palate features juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry and cake spice alongside polished tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. It's already drinking beautifully but also promises years of pleasure. Enjoy through 2030.

September 1, 2022
Wine Advocate
  • wa93+

This wine consistently delivers one of the greatest values to be found in Italian wine. The G.D. Vajra 2018 Barolo Albe has all its cards in play as an immediately enjoyable and extremely food-friendly Nebbiolo. This really is the top of the category in that sense. With straightforward winemaking (fermentation is in steel and aging in large Slavonian oak casks), the wine offers bold cherry, wild plum and plenty of fragrant blue flower and violet. This vintage has the added benefit of softly textured richness.

August 11, 2022
  • v88

The 2018 Barolo Albe is a pleasant, easygoing Barolo that shows the limits of the year in its light-bodied structure. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, mint and sweet pipe tobacco are nicely lifted. I imagine the 2018 will offer its best drinking sooner rather than later.

November 2021

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