G.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole 2017 | 750 ml.

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Critical Acclaim

SP94 Wine Spectator Web only – 2021

"This silky Barolo boasts aromas and flavors of rose, black currant, cherry, raspberry and iron, with a touch of earth, showing terrific purity and length. This is more about finesse than power, though the tannins are present and should allow this to age. Best from 2024 through 2042. 1,100 cases made." (94 pts.)

WE96 Wine Enthusiast 7/1/2021

"Aromas of underbrush, pine forest, woodland berries and cedar form the enticing nose. Full-bodied and savory, the structured palate delivers ripe Morello cherry, raspberry compote, star anise and cinnamon before closing on pipe tobacco notes. Tightly knit but refined tannins provide the backbone, while surprisingly fresh acidity for the hot vintage keeps it balanced. Drink 2024–2032." (96 pts.)

RP95 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 17th Jun 2021

"The G.D. Vajra 2017 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is packed with medium dark cherry fruit and plum. The wine also shows a savory side, with spice, hazelnut cream, licorice and lightly fragrant potting soil. This vintage sits solid on the palate, wrapping thickly over the senses, thanks to its creamy, fruit-driven consistency and well-managed tannins. These vines are high in elevation, ranging from 400 to 480 meters in altitude. Those higher elevations are key to interpreting a vintage that saw heat such as this. Production is 15,000 bottles." (95 pts.)

JD96 Jeb Dunnuck 5/27/2021

"The 2017 Barolo Bricco Delle Viole is the darker fruited of the G.D. Vajra sites and has rounded floral aromatics of crushed roses, resin, and cranberry cocktail. The palate is ripe and inviting, with building structure and notes of fresh red cherry, blood orange, and clove. The warmth of the vintage is felt without sacrificing lift. Drink 2025–2050." (96 pts.)

WS95 Wine & Spirits 12/21

"This is the Vaira family’s last plot to be harvested, set on a high western hill of the Barolo commune where cool winds from the Alps refresh the vines and preserve delicate violet and lavender scents even in warm vintages like 2017. It is an exciting wine with a midweight structure and tannins that are impressively fine and polished, framing juicy, subtly spiced dark-cherry flavors. Give the nervy acidity a few years to settle down." (95 pts.)

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More Information
SKU54951
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameG.D. Vajra Barolo Bricco delle Viole
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
Product Location - Location-AppellationBarolo
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume15%
BrandG.D. Vajra
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2017
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)100% Nebbiolo
Primary GrapeNebbiolo
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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