G.D. Vajra Bricco delle Viole 2017
The 2017 Barolo Bricco Delle Viole is incredibly layered. The signature nose of purple florals, raspberry, and small red fruits is interlaced with tones of rose, rhubarb, toffee apple, and incense. Whiffles of marasca cherry, white truffle, Dimbula tea, lavender, and anise also appear in the air. On the palate, the wine is poised and classy, showing a core of red fruits supported by refined tannins and minerality. As balanced and expressive as it already tastes, the 2017 Bricco Delle Viole promises a fantastic evolution ahead.
96 Wine Enthusiast
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.
96 Jeb Dunnuck
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 cocktails. 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.
95 James Suckling
Aromas of ripe strawberries and flowers follow through to a full body with firm, chewy tannins that are silky and very polished. That palate is very clear and precise. Attractive, if chewy finish.
95 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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 solidly 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.
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