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2016 Azelia Barolo

SKU #1523746 94 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark This is an ultra fine Barolo with cherries, spice, cedar and hints of dried flowers on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, yet reserved, very caressing and fine-grained. A thoroughly beautiful young 2016. Drink or hold. Inner quote mark (9/2020)

93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 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. (ML) Inner quote mark (7/2020)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark 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. (AG) Inner quote mark (2/2020)


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By: Greg St. Clair | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/13/2021 | Send Email
The nose of this wine is inviting, warm, full of savory plum with hints of dried mushroom and dried flowers. On the palate the wine is supple, easy, smooth, it fills your mouth with a pleasing richness and flows across your tongue. Then after a minute or two its power, structure and underlying, ultrafine tannins begin to appear. They give the wine a depth, importance, and release a powerful statement. This wine is really good, and for this price-point it is exceptional.

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