2016 G.D. Vajra 'Ravera' Barolo Piedmont
Winemaker Notes: The 2016 Barolo Ravera has a powerful and expressive nose with bright red raspberry, pomegranate and orange blossom. There is a lovely balsamic note that leaves the way to a mineral undertone of graphite. Palate has a wonderful width that reveals minerality, wild berries and fruit stones with a noble and austere structure and a lingering, lengthy finish.
Wine Spectator - "Alluring aromas of cherry, rose and graphite settle 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. Best from 2023 through 2047."
James Suckling - "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. Try from 2024."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "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. Some 6,000 bottles are hitting the market now."
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