I had this wine last night at a lovely restaurant in Pollenza, in Piedmont. It was a fancy place, but this bottle was just €28 on the list. [There is something a bit broken about wine pricing in UK restaurants, where often you are punished by the GP requirement when you want to drink something decent: this would probably be £70 in a London restaurant.] I really loved this wine: it may be a lowly Langhe Nebbiolo, but there are many examples of Barolo that can’t come close to it.
G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 Piedmont, Italy
Astonishingly floral and expressive with floral red cherries, wild strawberries and some fine spicy notes. Nebbiolo at its most alluring. The palate is expressive with a bit of tannic crunch keeping the sweet raspberry and cherry fruit fresh. This is such a delight. It offers massive drink ability but also some seriousness. A beautiful expression of this grape and the perfumed nose is so gorgeous. 94/100