2015 Azelia Barolo (750ml)

Nebbiolo from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

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Azelia's owner Luigi Scavino is cousin to Enrico Scavino of the more famous Paolo Scavino winery, both sharing ownership of the famous Fiasco hill in Castiglione Falletto (Bricco del Fiasc). Located in Castiglione Falletto, it is no surprise that Azelia's village Barolo is primarily sourced here and is styled to drink upon release; very elegant and refined. Showing more power depth and structure, Azelia's single vineyard wines from Serralunga d'Alba are San Rocco and Margheria. San Rocco is one of Serralunga's top sites and this old vine San Rocco proves it. Also from older vines, the Margheria shows more breadth and openness afforded by clay balanced with limestone energy representing the vintage well.


This is an enriched expression that shows the intensity and tightness of Nebbiolo with just a margin of the immediate softness and accessibility of this warm vintage. The Azelia 2015 Barolo comes together well on the palate with nice precision and focus. This is a blend of fruit from seven different small vineyards, with about one-third from Castiglione Falletto and the rest from Serralunga d'Alba (largely from the Cerretta and Broglio crus). Some 22,000 bottles were made.

92 points, Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (Issue # 243 - Jun 2019)

Aromas of coal dust and tar with a distinctly savory, stony edge and nuances of dried herb-wrapped cherries. The acidity is assertive and delivers a strong burst of red plum-pit flavor, ahead of chalky, smooth tannins. Nice balance. Try from 2022.

92 points, James Suckling (Jun 2019)

This has intense aromas of iris and violet with a whiff of eucalyptus, while the solid, chewy palate offers ripe Marasca cherry, clove and a hint of espresso. Fine-grained tannins provide support. Drink through 2025.

90 points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

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