Barolo
Azelia

Barolo, 2017


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2017
12x75cl
DP
£458.46


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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

An even mix of red and dark berry fruit with underlying resinous and balsamic notes providing some interest. Ripe but surprisingly juicy, hearty flavours; enveloping, open-knit and very welcoming with excellent complexity for a “regular” Barolo! Made from a selection of grapes from 45 year old vines across five different Crus from the Castiglione (30% percent) and Serralunga (70%) communes. The wine is aged in large slavonian oak

Critics score


Score:
91

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2021

Notes
The 2017 Barolo is a gorgeous entry-level wine. Scorched earth, tar, licorice, black cherry and gravel give the Barolo an unusually dark, brooding profile in 2017. As it often is, the 2017 Azelia Barolo offers tremendous character and nuance in its peer group, or any peer group for that matter. Translucent and so expressive, the 2017 has a lot to offer.

specifications

country:
Italy

region:
Piedmont

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Producer:
Azelia

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


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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