G.D. Vajra Albe Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Martin Bergo Delectable Pro

Saw this in the Delectable thread the other day and realized I haven’t tried the -15s with food and a long decanting. In a nutshell, high quality, too young, as expected. Light ruby slight brick color; youth- and powerful nose of not tar&roses but sharper, like diesel exhaust & Tom Ford’s Rose Prick - an excellent mix; very high acids and tannins on the palate, dominated by unripe strawberries; finish is of medium length and quite chest-burning despite the indicated 13.5% alc. content. As 2015 was very hot in the summer, one might expect overripe grapes and lower acidity, but not in this beauty. A half-a-decade or more in the cellar should do wonders.

Saw this in the Delectable thread the other day and realized I haven’t tried the -15s with food and a long decanting. In a nutshell, high quality, too young, as expected. Light ruby slight brick color; youth- and powerful nose of not tar&roses but sharper, like diesel exhaust & Tom Ford’s Rose Prick - an excellent mix; very high acids and tannins on the palate, dominated by unripe strawberries; finish is of medium length and quite chest-burning despite the indicated 13.5% alc. content. As 2015 was very hot in the summer, one might expect overripe grapes and lower acidity, but not in this beauty. A half-a-decade or more in the cellar should do wonders.

9.1

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Very approachable for a young Barolo. 30 months in Slovenian oak. Great value here.

Very approachable for a young Barolo. 30 months in Slovenian oak. Great value here.

9.2

Jay Liddell

hello new friend!

hello new friend!

9.0

Nena Madonia

Perfection

Perfection

9.1

Danielle Barkoski

Really delicious dry jammy

Really delicious dry jammy

9.4

Adam Nesto

Great producer. Chocolates and rich.

Great producer. Chocolates and rich.

9.1

Klaudiusz Cichoński

Surpassingly good wine.

Surpassingly good wine.

9.0

J. Kim

Good but too refined, not showing enough Nebbiolo character.

Good but too refined, not showing enough Nebbiolo character.

8.5

Jeff Hasmann

Combining fruit from 3 separate vineyards, this modern-style Barolo explodes on the nose with cranberry, red fruit, and a bit of rose petal. The mouthfeel is smooth, savory, and expressive with the quality of the fruit really coming through. The wine really opened up after a 1 hour decant. Well-made modern Barolo. 2015 vintage on Sep 19, 2019

Combining fruit from 3 separate vineyards, this modern-style Barolo explodes on the nose with cranberry, red fruit, and a bit of rose petal. The mouthfeel is smooth, savory, and expressive with the quality of the fruit really coming through. The wine really opened up after a 1 hour decant. Well-made modern Barolo. 2015 vintage on Sep 19, 2019

9.0

Candice vansickle

Very good. Let it breathe a while.

Very good. Let it breathe a while.

9.1

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

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    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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