This classic Barolo is silky and bright. Its in the Azelia style – fresh, vibrant and age-worthy but with moderate and fine tannins (nothing scary!). The result here is perfect drink-younger example of the region, delicate but concentrated with that unmistakable red fruit, mineral complexity and floral charm. Age it if you want or, at this price, just crack it next casserole night.
92/100 James Suckling (2015 Vintage)
"Aromas of coal dust and tar with a distinctly savoury, stony edge and nuances of dried herb-wrapped cherries. The acidity is assertive and delivers a strong burst of red plum-pit flavour, ahead of chalky, smooth tannins. Nice balance. Try from 2022."
92/100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2015 Vintage)
"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)."