Tuesday, April 16, 2024
19 C
Melbourne

G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Piedmont 2021

$60.00

This is one the most interesting Nebbiolo I have tasted in a while.
It’s not that expensive when you taste the quality of this wine keeping in mind that it’s imported. So, for me, it tastes of its place. The real thing so to speak, is we just don’t get the same earthy, savoury flavours in the Australian Nebbiolo.
Although, we now make some outstanding Australian versions of this wine, in the same price range my preferential choice in most cases is the Italian Nebbiolo’s.
Don’t get me wrong, for me, there are no politics in wine, Just enjoyment.
If I enjoy the wine, I will drink it; No matter where it comes from.
I found the wine to be absolutely gorgeous, unfortunately, it took two days to really show itself, for the wine it was. And may have benefited from another day breathing in the bottle who knows?
I however could not resist the layers of cherry fruit tannins, that just kept on filling the mouth with each sip.
This wine has a nose of red berries, with just a faint hint of sun-dried tomatoes and flowing through to the plate.  Floral whiffs of red and white roses and the wonderful scent of tar that I could just have sniffed all day. Supported with fine layered tannins that just flowed over the plate in slow waves. Backed up with big dark ripe, however not sweet, just pure fruit.
To say I loved and enjoyed this wine is an understatement!
I say it every time I know! ( But it’s a privilege and a pleasure to drink wines like this) And this is just the entry-level Nebbiolo we work our way up to Barolo, after this but that’s for another day.
I enjoyed the wine with a 2-inch-thick T bone, from the South Melbourne Market as that’s the only butcher shop left in South Melbourne these days. There were three butcher shops plus the Sth Melbourne market once upon a time. And one dedicated fruit and vegetable shop on the main street. Now they are all a thing of the past. You have to venture into Coles or Woollies’.
To get your overpriced meat & Vegetables nowadays!
Anyways, I Rated the wine 5 Stars
And the T bone got 5 Stars as well.
Wine Fact:
I should really mention, I think I opened the wine about six years too early.

I still think this wine is a bargain considering the quality and the enjoyment it gave me.


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$60.00 This is one the most interesting Nebbiolo I have tasted in a while. It's not that expensive when you taste the quality of this wine keeping in mind that it's imported. So, for me, it tastes of its place. The real thing so to speak,...G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo Piedmont 2021