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Barolo San Rocco, Azienda Agricola Azelia 2016

Grape VarietyNebbiolo

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2016Barolo San Rocco, Azienda Agricola AzeliaBT06650.00
1295 ML66595.0095.00Barolo San Rocco, Azelia0.75
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Tasting Notes

The Azelia 2016 Barolo San Rocco presents broad and sweeping aromatic brush strokes, and the tannins are pronounced in this wine from Serralunga d'Alba. This is probably the bottle you put at the back of your cellar while the others might occupy a more accessible spot for medium to long-term drinking. There is a shallow midpoint between the intensity of the bouquet and the wine's structured finale, but that mid-palate zone will certainly flesh out with more time in the bottle. This wine earns an extra point for longevity. San Rocco was the first vineyard purchased by Luigi Scavino's father in the early 1990s, and the vines are 65 years old on average today. Some 7,600 bottles were released. 2025-2047

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, July 2020

Azelia's 2016 Barolo San Rocco shows terrific density and richness, but it is less aromatically expressive than most of the other 2016s in the range. Readers will have to give this at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Even in the early going, though, the 2016 is deep, powerful and loaded with pedigree. Now that most of Azelia's wines are aged in cask, the influence of small French oak is especially evident. 2023-2041

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2020
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