15 May 2020
I am very pleased to offer two Barolo’s from G.D. Vajra.
The 2016 vintage was exceptional with perfect growing conditions. It was characterized by a late harvest with no real shock events to speak of. These conditions were ideal for wines that emphasize purity of fruit. Some wines are truly great and generally across the region the wines are excellent and worth considering.
Antonio Galloni (Vinous.com) has raved about the vintage, considering it one of the best he has tasted.
Regarding G.D. Vajra wines he said “The Vaira family has turned out a magnificent set of Barolos” and “the Vairas have developed a personal style that melds classicism with a level of approachability that makes these wines so alluring, even upon release.”
With this in mind I am pleased to offer the following two wines.
6 x 75cl, 2016 G.D. Vajra, Barolo Bricco delle Viole @ £340 per case
97 points……”The 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is going to need a few years to emerge, but it has all the qualities to develop into a truly special wine. Dark red/purplish fruit, hard candy, mint, lavender and sweet spice give the 2016 striking inner perfume. On the palate, the 2016 is a tightly wound, classically austere Barolo that will especially delight readers with traditionally leaning palates. In this late-ripening vintage, there is a great balance of structure, aromatics and mid-palate sweetness. I absolutely loved it.“-Antonio Galloni. Vinous.
6 x 75cl, 2016 G.D. Vajra, Barolo Ravera @ £300 per case
96 points……”The 2016 Barolo Ravera is tough as nails today, but it has striking inner sweetness and remarkable persistence. Even so, readers will have to exercise a great deal of patience, as the 2016 is not likely to offer much in the way of pleasure for a number of years. Bright red cherry, mint, white pepper, blood orange and dried flowers give the 2016 brilliant top notes to match its finely sculpted feel. Veins of acidy and tannin add razor-sharp precision throughout. I can’t wait to taste this in another few years’ time. “-Antonio Galloni. Vinous.
Wines are due in so offered 6-8 weeks delivery. Payment on Invoice. Let me know what is of interest and I will confirm. E & OE.
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