G.D. Vajra Bricco Delle Viole Barolo 2012 (January 05, 2018)
Agree on color, cherries, roses, liquorice and tobacco, but perhaps not as regards the accessibility….
Brilliant ruby color. Notes of cherry, roses, and kernels of cherries in alcohol, dark fruits, licorice and violet merge with shades of citrus and mint. On the palate, graceful and silky tannins and a perfect aromatic balance. Well balanced with a long finish of fresh and delicate spices.
Offers classic aromas of rose, cherry and tar, with hints of licorice and spice. As this plays out, a tobacco element comes to the fore, along with leafy, eucalyptus and mineral details. Very fresh and balanced, if tannic on the finish for now. Best from 2020 through 2035.
Ripe berry, violet, aromatic herb and cake spice aromas lift out of the glass. Structured and elegant, the palate delivers fleshy Morello cherry, black raspberry, cinnamon, tobacco and licorice alongside firm, polished tannins. It’s already delicious and accessible. Best 2017–2022.