2009 G.D. Vajra Freisa Langhe “Kye” Piedmonte, Italy.
One of the most stylish and interesting wines I have had all year, and a rare varietal that is showing huge potential after almost going extinct a few decades ago. Freisa shows sweet herbs, strawberry and dried flowers with spicy notes, but Vajra’s Kye Freisa is deep and complex with dark cherry and blueberry notes adding an exotic edge to this very beautiful red. The 2009 Vajra Frieisa Langhe Kye has a Barolo like intensity and feel with good acidity and tannin to go with lush fruit and mineral notes, while an incense and earthy element complete this seductive wine from Italy’s famous Piedmonte region and near charming and historic town of Alba.
($50 Est.) 95 Points, grapelive

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