G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2016

96 pts Wine Spectator
“Mint and cut grass aromas give way to cherry, black currant and raspberry fruit in this juicy red. Tar, tobacco and eucalyptus accents add depth as this builds to a long, gripping finish. Shows fine balance and length. Best from 2023 through 2046. 1,250 cases made ”

98 pts Robert Parker
“From the Bricco delle Viole cru, or the vineyard most strongly associated with this historic estate, this is a versatile or “evergreen” wine that always delivers consistent results. The G.D. Vajra 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole sees fruit from a seven-hectare vineyard with high exposures positioned at 400 to 480 meters above sea level. This site shows characteristic Tortonian-era soils classified as Sant’Agata marl with fossils. These soils have an enormous capacity to regulate the ripening process, resulting in the longer growing seasons relished by the Nebbiolo grape. In a word, the profile here is classic. You get delicate fruit tones and wild rose with camphor ash, licorice and tar. The wine is beautifully harmonious and ethereal. Some 15,000 bottles are hitting the market now.”

95 pts Wine Enthusiast
“Classic Nebbiolo aromas of rose, dark-skinned berry, star anise and tilled earth are front and center on this radiant red. On the elegant palate, fresh acidity and taut refined tannins support juicy sour cherry, cranberry, clove and star anise. It’s still youthfully austere and needs time to fully develop. Drink 2026–2036.”

$86.00

3 in stock

Additional information

Country

Italy

Price Range

$75 – $100

Region

Piedmont

Robert Parker (RP)

98

Subregion

Barolo

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Vintage

2016

Wine Enthusiast (WE)

95

Type

Red

Wine Spectator (WS)

96