Vajra Barolo Ravera 2016

96 pts Wine Enthusiast
“Focused and vibrant, this chiseled red has enticing scents of small red berry, rose, menthol and culinary spice. On the taut, youthfully austere palate, a backbone of firm, fine-grained tannins supports juicy red cherry, strawberry and licorice while fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Give it time to unwind and come together. Drink 2026–2041.”

95 pts Robert Parker
“The 2016 Barolo Ravera is the most angular, powerful and vertical of the various Baroli presented by G.D. Vajra. The optimal growing conditions of this classic vintage contribute to the wine’s vertical lift and pronounced depth. The Ravera cru (that spans the comuni of Novello and Barolo) is characterized by Toronian-era marl with clay and sandstone at 320 to 340 meters above sea level. That’s the ideal spot for wines that show both power and elegance. The tannins are sweeter on this wine, but the fiber is tight and firm. Red and purple fruits with licorice, tar and white truffle are folded neatly within. Some 6,000 bottles are hitting the market now.”

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$86.00

1 in stock

Additional information

Country

Italy

Price Range

$75 – $100

Region

Piedmont

Robert Parker (RP)

95

Subregion

Barolo

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Vintage

2016

Wine Enthusiast (WE)

96

Type

Red