One of the very finest Barolos in its price range - 2010 Vajra Barolo Albe

Posted by Ian McFadden

Shocking Value in 2010 Barolo
2010 Vajra Barolo Albe
"The Albe is one of the very finest Barolos in its price range."
-Antonio Galloni

Vajra's Albe is our go-to for value in Barolo. There are no other Barolos in this range that deliver what Albe does.

For many years, Albe has been a pillar of our Piedmont section. We take every last bottle that we can get. However, we've never done an email offer on the Albe before.

That changes in 2010. When the quality that Vajra has been turning out ran into the 2010 vintage, something wildly noteworthy happened. At this point, it's impossible not to take notice of what's going on at Vajra.

The 2010 Barolo Albe has an outrageous purity and acid-driven length. Everything is delivered with such vivid detail: the floral, dark fruit, spice and herbal notes are so beautifully, so clearly articulated.

By now, the deal with the 2010 vintage for Barolo is well known. Even Galloni, with so much experience in Piedmont, comes right out and calls the 2010 "the greatest young Barolo vintage I have tasted." The vintage has a magic combination of substance, energy and terroir-saturated clarity.

There's no doubt that the 2010 vintage provided a springboard for producers to hit new heights. Vajra's Albe exemplifies this. I'm very happy to offer a bottle that delivers so much for the price tag.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits