A refined and restrained Nebbiolo expression, the Vajra Barolo Coste di Rose 2016 offers a distinctive rosy perfume on the nose, with soft tannin on the palate. A very approachable introduction into the world of cru Barolos.
Such a seductive wine. Cherry, dark raspberry, dried roses, baking spices, liquorice and something a bit like Earl Grey tea. Medium-bodied, tannin that manages to be sweet and supple, yet dense and firm, a cool menthol note, with exotic spice and floral perfume, freshness and excellent length, all that delicious tea-like tannin pushing it out. Beautiful.
This has some very attractive rose perfume and anise spice with raspberry, redcurrant and red-cherry aromas. Blueberry pastry, too. So perfumed. The palate has very fine, almost crystalline tannins and such intense, juicy and vivaciously delivered flavors of essence-like red fruit. So precise. Drinkable now, but with potential for long-term cellaring.