Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto 2015 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Appellation
Barolo DOCG
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Producer
Azelia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2015
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
95
$720
Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto 2015 12/750ml
Highlights
• Scavino family's flagship cru Barolo from 85 year old vines in Castiglione Falletto
• Old vines, altitude and calcerous soils produce a highly fragrant, elegant and silky wine
• Uncommon value for top tier Barolo; only 600 cases produced
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Vineyard
Historic Bricco del Fiasco vineyard; 275m elevation; vines planted in 1940s produce small, concentrated bunches
Farming
Organic
Vinification
Hand-picked, fermented in vertical stainless steel tanks with native yeasts, macerated with submerged cap for 45/50 days, racked by gravity, no fining or filtering
Aging
24 months in French oak barrels, 10% new
Reviews
• Vinous / Antonio Galloni: 92 92+ The 2015 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is another attractive, perfumed wine in this range. Iron, smoke, blood orange, kirsch and orange peel are all nicely delineated throughout. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2015 has enough drive, depth and sinewy tannin to support two decades of very fine drinking. Time in the glass allows the fruit to emerge, but the 2015 remains reticent and in need of time to be at its very best.
• JamesSuckling.com: 95 Attractive red-cherry and spiced red-plum aromas, surrounded by nuances of tar and cedar. The palate has brisk acidity married with upright tannins, creating a juicy red-cherry surge through the finish. Good potential here. Try from 2022.
• Robert Parker: 94 The 2015 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is made with fruit from 80-year-old vines that were planted by Luigi Scavino's grandfather. This vineyard in Castiglione Falletto has more sand in the soil compared to Serralunga d'Alba, resulting in floral and fruity aromas. I love the deep inner intensity of this wine plus the pretty fruity contours that give it so much lift and buoyancy. The wine is immediately bright and forthcoming. Dusty mineral tones with integrated tannins appear on the long finish. The wine spends 24 months in mostly neutral barrique. Some 5,800 bottles were made.

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