Farr Vintners Logo

Barolo, Azienda Agricola Azelia 2016

RegionItaly
SubregionBarolo
ColourRed
TypeStill

View all vintages of this wine | View all wines by Azienda Agricola Azelia

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2016Barolo, Azienda Agricola AzeliaBT10275.001293 AG1230.55555466666793.0093.00Barolo, Azelia0.75
Italy2016Barolo, Azienda Agricola AzeliaMG20300.00693 AG1233.33333333333393.0093.00Barolo, Azelia1.5
Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Tasting Notes

Azelia's 2016 Barolo is a blend of fruit from two parcels in Castiglione Falletto and five in Serralunga, with the character of Serralunga especially felt in the wine's tannic grip and persistence. Iron, sage, mint, smoke and wild cherry give the Barolo striking aromatic nuance and complexity, all in the mid-weight style that is such a signature at this address. The purity of the fruit is just striking. Stated simply, this is a tremendous wine in its peer group. 2020-2028

93
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2020

Azelia's classic 2016 Barolo shows a spicy or savory personality with accents of laurel leaf, eucalyptus and clove. Those are some of the high notes that hover over a core of dark fruit and dried blackberry. On the Nebbiolo scale, this wine takes us to a sultry side of the variety, with slightly more fruit weight, texture and pronounced black fruit. If you are choosing your Barolo according to a possible pasta or meat pairing, this would be the meat wine. Azelia's classico Barolo is a blend of fruit from seven single vineyards, with 30% of the total from Castiglione Falletto and 70% from Serralunga d'Alba. A big portion comes from the Cerretta and Broglio sites, with 50-year-old vines. About 29,000 examples were produced. 2024-2040

93
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, July 2020
Please note that these tasting notes/scores are not intended to be exhaustive and in some cases they may not be the most recently published figures. However, we always do our best to add latest scores and reviews when these come to our attention. We advise customers who wish to purchase wines based simply on critical reviews to carry out further research into the latest reports.