Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2014

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
  • Essendon
The 2014 Langhe Nebbiolo is one of the hidden gems in this lineup. Frankly, it is better than many Barolos or Barbarescos. Sweet floral aromatics, bright red cherry fruit, mint, licorice and tobacco are some of the signatures, but it is the wine's overall balance that is most remarkable. Simply put, this is an outrageously beautiful wine for the money. In most vintages, the Langhe Nebbiolo is a combination of fruit from Vajra's estate in Sinio (more on that in a bit) plus declassified lots of the Barolos. In 2014, most of the fruit is from the Sinio property. If you ask old-timers (you have to go back 1-2 generations), grapes from Sinio were often used for the production of Barolo. The fruit sees a short fermentation in steel meant to emphasize freshness, but I have no doubt that if the Vajras wanted to, they could make a Barolo-level wine from this fruit. Instead, the Langhe Nebbiolo is a mini-Barolo that punches well above its weight. ANTONIO GALLONI