2016 G.D. Vajra Ravera Barolo DOCG

Piedmont | Nebbiolo

"Alluring aromas of cherry, rose and graphite settles into a core of cherry and strawberry fruit, with nuances of iron, tobacco, and tar. Sleek, yet intense and complex, unfolding effortlessly through the long finish."
- 97 Points, Wine Spectator
"The boldest of the G.D. Vajra crus. The nose has very intense, rich and ripe darker cherries with a savory, sanguine edge. The palate has layer upon layer of rich dark berries and concentrated, quite rich tannins that carry plenty of brambly dark-cherry flavor. So keenly defined, too. Impressive weight."
- 96 Points, James Suckling
"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."
- 95 Points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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