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)