G. D. Vajra Albe Barolo 2005, Docg

Barolo Barolo
Piedmont, Italy

$26.85 (179879)

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89 pts
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September 18, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

The freshness and elegance of the 2005 vintage in Barolo is evident here, with the flavours skewed to floral, red...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Though I have no other notes from this winery, I must confess to being extremely impressed with the 2005 Albe, a...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This maturing nebbiolo shows typically pale colour with brick-amber shading. The nose is generous, sweet and complex...

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Community Reviews (3)

Gary Killops
Gary Killops

Smooth, silky tannans. Rich and complex. Rose petal and anise nose.
taste shows lots of cherry, orange peel and herbacous highlights. Medium body. Open now and enjoy.

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2005 G. D. Vajra Albe Barolo is medium bodied wine with nice, FRUITY to integrated aromas of raspberry, red currant and cedar. It is tannic (decant for around an hour) and the finish is smooth and medium to long. It is best to lay it away for several years for it to evolve. My impression: very NICE, 89.5. Even though a quite nice wine, this wine is not the typical Barolo that one would expect and so for that reason I would not recommend it. Tasted in Nov/10 during Italian wine tasting, where it was well received until people realized that it was a Barolo.

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Randy Schuyler
Randy Schuyler

A little lighter coloured than some of the other Barolos we tasted and also seemed to have a more subdued nose. Big fruit and pepper flavours at the beginning but finishes quicker than I expected. Tannins are soft; this wine can be enjoyed now.

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