G.D. Vajra

About G.D. Vajra

Founded in the 1960s by the Vaira family, their glorious estate is quite simply one of “Piedmont’s top echelon growers” according to Monica Larner (Wine Advocate). Their focus is on excellence throughout the range, crafting truly artisanal wines of stunning precision, subtle power and exceptional quality. Larner adds that it is “the wines that do the talking here, and they do that ever so eloquently”.

 

Viniculture

With vineyards in the westerly commune of Barolo, these wines are not powerful like those further east in Serrlunga or Monforte. They are, however, supremely elegant and fresh, with comparisons to Burgundy often made. Aldo Vajra heads up the estate and he follows traditional practices like long stints in big barrels but is not so stubborn not to adapt when it makes sense, like controlling the temperature of the fermentation. These are wines that are known for their beautiful and delicate perfumes, a real testament to the winemaking skills of Aldo.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2013 (6x75cl)
HK$2,470.00
2013

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2013 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (92)

Vajra's 2013 Barolo Albe is beautifully perfumed, sensual and expressive in this vintage, with a bit less overt fruit and more aromatic/structural intensity than is often the case. The style of the Albe has always favored a more succulent expression of Nebbiolo that is quite different from the single-vineyard wines, but the 2013 suggests Vajra may be moving the Albe closer in line stylistically to their other Barolos, which I think is a positive. In any event, there is an element of restraint in the 2013 that is hugely appealing. The Albe is a blend of fruit from Fossati, Coste di Vergne and La Volta aged in 75 hectoliter casks. The Albe may be the single best value in Barolo today. As for the 2013, don't miss it!
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Piedmont 6x75cl 5 92 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$2,470.00
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2014 (6x75cl)
HK$1,890.00
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (91)

A tribute to local tradition, the 2014 Barolo Albe represents an assembly of fruit from various vineyard plots throughout the area. Winemaking is classic in approach with a 25-day maceration period and aging in large Slavonian oak casks. This vintage shows silky, fine lines and a more accessible approach for near and medium-term drinking. I would recommend a few more years of bottle aging, however, to allow the wine the time to grow in texture and mouthfeel.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 12 91 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$1,890.00
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$1,935.00
2015

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

This Barolo offers a more immediate approach, with lots of dark berry followed by spice, tilled earth and black truffle. The 2015 Barolo Albe pours to a medium dark color and lays out a mid-weight texture, with bright primary fruit that is expertly woven into the wine. It exposes clearly etched veins of acidity and some determinedly firm tannins. Despite the Albe's accessible personality, I recommend that you wait a few more years before popping the cork.
In Stock in Singapore

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$1,935.00
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$2,175.00
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (91)

Vajra's Barolo Albe is bright, floral and wonderfully lifted in 2016. Sweet tobacco, cedar, blood orange, mint, licorice, dried red cherry and sage give the 2016 lovely savory brightness to match its mid-weight structure. Gracious and light on its feet, the Albe has so much to offer.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 91 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$2,175.00
GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$1,995.00
2017

GD Vajra Barolo Albe 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (93)

Red berry, rose and camphor aromas waft out of the glass. Tangy and delicious, the smooth, full-bodied palate doles out ripe Marasca cherry, fleshy raspberry and hints of ground baking spice framed in taut, polished tannins. It's already accessible but also has good midterm aging potential.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 7 93 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$1,995.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2012 (6x75cl)
HK$6,835.00
2012

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2012 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (89)

This Barolo from the high-performing Bricco Delle Viole cru enjoys a long tradition as a historic Robert Parker Wine Advocate favorite. However, I am less enthusiastic about the 2012 Barolo Bricco Delle Viole. The bouquet is heavy with ripe aromas of blackberry and strawberry jam that prove difficult to move past. The overall effect lacks the profound depth and nuanced intensity of more balanced vintages. This Barolo shows some mild sweetness in the mouth with soft, smooth tannins.
As per photos Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 89 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$6,835.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2013 (1x150cl)
HK$1,910.00
2013

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2013 (1x150cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2013 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is a real head-turner. Sweet, perfumed, vivid and exceptionally beautiful, the 2013 is simply stunning. A wine of exceptional finesse and sensuality, the 2013 hits all the right notes. Today, the 2013 reminds me of the 2008, but with more depth, density and creaminess - especially through the middle - and slightly redder fruit tones.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Piedmont 1x150cl 2 97 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$1,910.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2014 (6x75cl)
HK$4,005.00
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2014 (6x75cl)

Antonio Galloni - Vinous (96)

The 2014 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is positively stunning. There are many things about this wine that are super-impressive, but what stands out most is how soft and silky the tannins are. Because of that, the 2014 is much more approachable than it usually is, and yet also conveys the feeling of translucence that is such a signature of this site and wine. I am not sure I have ever tasted a young Bricco delle Viole with this much purity of fruit. The 2014 is total class. Don't miss it. Drink 2022-2044
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN (AG)) Read Review/Description HK$4,005.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$3,670.00
2015

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2015 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (94+)

The 2015 Barolo Bricco Delle Viole is a delicate and pure expression of Nebbiolo. The wine shows its naked beauty with pride, provocatively semi-dressed in lacy, floral aromas of wild rose and pressed violets. At this young age, the wine exhibits a gentle mix of fruity and floral characteristics that merge into the bouquet with intrepidness. The fruit from this vineyard within the Barolo township has maintained its freshness and crispness despite the heat of the 2015 growing season. I think it would be a lovely match for a veal piccata and cream sauce, with parsley and capers.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 2 94+ (WA) Read Review/Description HK$3,670.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$4,985.00
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (97)

The 2016 Barolo Bricco delle Viole is going to need a few years to emerge, but it has all the qualities to develop into a truly special wine. Dark red/purplish fruit, hard candy, mint, lavender and sweet spice give the 2016 striking inner perfume. On the palate, the 2016 is a tightly wound, classically austere Barolo that will especially delight readers with traditionally leaning palates. In this late-ripening vintage, there is a great balance of structure, aromatics and mid-palate sweetness. I absolutely loved it.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 97 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$4,985.00
GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$3,285.00
2017

GD Vajra Barolo Bricco Delle Viole 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (96)

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.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Piedmont 6x75cl 12 96 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$3,285.00
GD Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2015 (6x75cl)
HK$2,835.00
2015

GD Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2015 (6x75cl)
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 6 - HK$2,835.00
GD Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$3,435.00
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Coste Di Rose 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94)

The 2016 Barolo Coste di Rose is plump, juicy and forward - all qualities that make it one of the more approachable wines in the Vajra range. Plump dark cherry, plum, licorice, spice and menthol all flesh out in a racy, juicy Barolo that will drink well right out of the gate. Plush fruit and silky tannins add to the wine's voluptuous feel and early accessibility. This is very good, but it is not particularly complex.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Piedmont 6x75cl 3 94 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$3,435.00
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2013 (6x75cl)
HK$3,880.00
2013

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2013 (6x75cl)

Wine Spectator (95)

An elegant, detailed red, expressing pure violet, raspberry and black currant flavors, shaded by tar and tobacco nuances. Harmonious, with a firm grip of tannins. This should evolve beautifully over the next several decades. Best from 2022 through 2040. 250 cases made.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 95 (WS) Read Review/Description HK$3,880.00
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2014 (6x75cl)
HK$2,880.00
2014

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2014 (6x75cl)

Wine Advocate (93)

G D Vajra has a bit of the Ravera vineyard located just above Elvio Cogno. This estate used the fruit to make its Langhe Nebbiolo, but as the vines grew into their prime production years, G D Vajra decided to make a Barolo with the fruit instead, starting in 2010. The plot is only half a hectare in size and the vines range in age from 18 to 45 years old. The soils are rich in minerals and iron. The 2014 Barolo Ravera is indeed a fuller and more structured expression. The bouquet opens to dark fruit, iodine and mineral nuances. Ravera is a low-altitude vineyard from an estate that is specialized in high-altitude Nebbiolo farming. That added power is well suited to this thinner vintage.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 93 (WA) Read Review/Description HK$2,880.00
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$3,465.00
2016

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (96)

The 2016 Barolo Ravera is tough as nails today, but it has striking inner sweetness and remarkable persistence. Even so, readers will have to exercise a great deal of patience, as the 2016 is not likely to offer much in the way of pleasure for a number of years. Bright red cherry, mint, white pepper, blood orange and dried flowers give the 2016 brilliant top notes to match its finely sculpted feel. Veins of acidy and tannin add razor-sharp precision throughout. I can't wait to taste this in another few years' time.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 96 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$3,465.00
GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2017 (6x75cl)
HK$3,180.00
2017

GD Vajra Barolo Ravera 2017 (6x75cl)

Wine Enthusiast (97)

From the township of Novello and from what is now widely recognized as one of the denomination's top vineyard sites, this is just stunning, offering intense aromas of wild berries, new leather, floral notes, camphor and grilled herb. The delicious, structured palate shows finesse and power, featuring ripe red cherry, blood orange, cedar, licorice and mineral notes suggesting tangy iron. Noble tannins provide support. Reflecting the vintage, this won't need years to come around but will also age well for at least another decade.
Estimated Arrival to United Kingdom:
3-4 months

Piedmont 6x75cl 10 97 (WE) Read Review/Description HK$3,180.00
GD Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye 2016 (6x75cl)
HK$1,735.00
2016

GD Vajra Langhe Freisa Kye 2016 (6x75cl)

Vinous (94+)

The 2016 Langhe Freisa Kyé is a gorgeous wine, but it is going to need at least a few years in bottle to be at its very best. Scorched earth, smoke, tobacco, grilled herbs and black pepper give the Kyé its distinctive brooding personality. As always, the Kyé is a powerful, deep wine, but, as in recent years, the style is a bit more restrained than the more explosive wines in the past. The Kyé emerges from a parcel in the Vajra family's Bricco delle Viole home vineyard.
In Stock in United Kingdom

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 94+ (VN) Read Review/Description HK$1,735.00
GD Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2018 (6x75cl)
HK$1,160.00
2018

GD Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2018 (6x75cl)

Vinous (90)

The 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo emerges from a parcel in Sinio. Dark fruit, spice, earthy notes and a good bit of tannin give the Vajra's Langhe Nebbiolo a decidedly brooding, powerful feel and quite a bit more seriousness than is typical at this level. Sweet red berry fruit, mint and spice add freshness alongside bright acidity as the 2018 opens up in the glass. This is such a pretty and expressive wine.
In Stock in Singapore

Piedmont 6x75cl 1 90 (VN) Read Review/Description HK$1,160.00

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