G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2010 (Piedmont, Italy)
The approachable face of Piedmont Nebbiolo, from a producer with a knack for getting it right lately. Plenty to like. Can’t see the value at $125 on a Sydney wine list though…
Quite a full red colour for a Langhe Neb. It’s a modern wine too – soft, cut with cranberry and red fruits, the suggestion of a shorter maceration evident in the gentle tannins. Quite silken, there is some Nebbiolo tar and jammy fruit, though the tannins are more mild than ‘life-affirming’. Almost no oak to be seen.
Affable. Genuine. Perhaps a little warm and round. But recognisable of grape and region and enjoyable because of it.
Details: 14%, Cork
Tasted: March 2015 (wine list)
Best drinking: 2015-2025+
Score: 17/20, 90/100
Would I buy it? If this was $30, then yes….
Buy online: Wine Searcher
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One day I bought a bottle of GD Vajra Barollo 07 in a bottle shop for around $110, which I would estimate to be double that price on a wine list. I pick-up some of the same wines of the 09 and 10 vintage on my europe last year at 29 euro's a bottle… Can someone please abolish those wine import taxes 😉