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Wine of the Week - 2008 G.D. Vajra Barolo "Albe"

Aldo and Milena Vajra are said to be some of the nicest people producing wine in Italy’s famed Piemonte zone. I have been a huge fan of their wines for many years, and the 2008 version of their “entry-level” Barolo is the finest I’ve ever tasted.

Keep in mind that other Barolos from the same vintage that registered scores in this range start at $65 to $70! This is a steal my friends, and I would highly recommend that you take advantage of the absurd price we’re offering it at.

2008 G.D. Vajra Barolo "Albe"

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 94 points Wine Spectator

This vintage is sold out. To order the new vintage, stop by the store or click here to order in our online store. 

Here’s what Antonio Galloni of The Wine Advocate had to say about the 2008: “The 2008 Barolo Albe is flat-out delicious. The Albe has often been a big step below the flagship Barolo Bricco delle Viole, but not in 2008. Although softer and rounder than that wine, there is plenty of vintage character in this vibrant, beautifully articulated Barolo. Sweet dark cherries, incense, licorice and tobacco are all wrapped around a pliant finish. The 2008 is accessible even today, and is a great – and I mean great – introductory Barolo for the year. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.”
93 points Wine Advocate, 94 points Wine Spectator

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville