G. D. Vajra Barolo Albe 2018
|Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
|G. D. Vajra
Editors' Choice. Lovely Nebbiolo aromas of rose, violet, red berry and botanical herb shape the fragrant nose. Smooth and savory, the elegant palate features juicy red cherry, crushed raspberry and cake spice alongside polished tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. It's already drinking beautifully but also promises years of pleasure. Enjoy through 2030.
The 2018 Barolo Albe is a pleasant, easygoing Barolo that shows the limits of the year in its light-bodied structure. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, mint and sweet pipe tobacco are nicely lifted. I imagine the 2018 will offer its best drinking sooner rather than later.