G. D. Vajra Barolo Bricco della Viole 2016 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

G. D. Vajra Barolo Bricco della Viole 2016

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G. D. Vajra Barolo Bricco della Viole 2016

SKU 05979

750ml Bottle

Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand G. D. Vajra
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
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Wine AdvocateFrom 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. ML

Monica Larner, July 23, 2020
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VinousThe 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, February 2020
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Wine SpectatorMint 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.

Bruce Sanderson, October 7, 2020
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Wine EnthusiastClassic 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.

Kerin O'Keefe, September 1, 2020