Tasting Notes

This is the most expressive and overt (it's all relative!) of the Vajra Baroli. Generous and appealing aromas of raspberry jam, roses, mint, licorice and blood orange, with just a hint of alcohol lift. The flavours are equally generous with ample red fruits, layered with licorice and spice, a splash of orangey tang and a firm coating of tannins with a long and mineral-edged finish. A wine of considerable depth and power that does not sacrifice elegance. Tasted 07 Jun 2021 96pts Stephen Blandford - Huon Hooke & The Real Review
The 2017 Barolo Ravera is gorgeous right out of the gate. I am so impressed with its depth and pedigree. Rose petal, sweet red berry fruit, lavender, spice and dried herbs are all finely delineated in a Barolo of tremendous presence. Orange peel, cinnamon and cedar develop later, adding shades of dimension. Time in the glass brings out the wine's stature and power. The 2017 is going to be fascinating to follow. Today, it is just breathtaking. That's all there is to it. Tasted February 2021. 95pts Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
Dark red fruit, nutmeg, dried herbs, new leather and a deeper slightly earthy bass note rumbling away. Succulent mix of red cherry and berries, plenty of spice and orange peel, distinctly earthy and ‘mineral’ feel to tannin here, a bit gravelly and they spread through the mouth so nicely. Pulls savoury on the long finish, but also offers a little rosy perfume as it goes. Perhaps my favourite wine from the 2017 Vajra release. Tasted June 2021. 95pts Gary Walsh, The Wine Front