Barolo, Bricco Fiasco
    Azelia

    Barolo, Bricco Fiasco,

    Destination

    vintage

    Azelia, Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2004

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Azelia, Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, 2004

    Initially a touch closed and reticent on the nose, however this explodes to life on the palate, bursting with intense damson, plum and berry flavours, shades of sweet spice and smoky oak, long, serious, sturdy and extremely classy.

    Maturity:
    Keep/Drink
    ABV:
    14.5%
    94/100
    Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    The 2004 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is just beginning to show the early signs of tertiary development, but it also has more than enough depth and tannic backbone to age well for another decade plus. Crushed rose petals, dark red stone fruits, sweet spices and mint lend considerable nuance and complexity to the lifted, expressive finish. The 2004 spent two years in French oak barrels, 20% new.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2015

    specifications

    country:
    Italy
    region:
    Piedmont
    Appellation:
    Producer:
    Azelia
    style:
    Grape Variety:
    Allergen Information:
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    Azelia

    Azelia

    Owner Luigi Scavino, cousin and neighbour of Piemonte legend Enrico Scavino, started off life as one of the typical modern Piedmont producers: no expense was spared as new oak was used for the top wines, yields were low and the sparkling new fermenting vats were of stainless steel. Many of these aspects still apply however Azelia have refined their techniques enormously over the years, rarely using more than 20% new oak and employing large botti casks as well as barriques for the ageing process. They are now very among Barolo's leading lights. They produce a superb Dolcetto planted at 500 metres above sea level on a south facing slope in th prime Montelupo district and their oak-aged Barbera is extremely fine too. All of their Nebbiolo holdings are spread out over the Castiglione Falletto and Serralunga regions where the vine produces full bodied, intense and complex wines. The top two wines are the ethereal but powerful Bricco Fiasco frmo Castiglione (the same vineyard as Scavino's Bric del Fiasc) and the explosive, spicy San Rocco from Serralunga. In only the best of vintages a Barolo Riserva is made from the ideally situated vineyard in Serralunga, Voghera.

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