Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto 2014 12/750ml

Classification
Red
Country
Italy
Appellation
Barolo DOCG
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Producer
Azelia
Farming
Organic
Bottle Size
750ml
Vintage
2014
Bottles/Case
12
Max Rating
92
$660
Azelia - Barolo, Bricco Fiasco, Castiglione Falletto 2014 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
• Decanter: 92 Azelia's Bricco Fiasco is made from 65-year-old vines, and is from the same site as Scavino's Bric del Fiasc - the latter being its name in the local dialect. There's a smokiness on the nose that may derive from the small barrels in which it has been aged, but the red fruit aromas penetrate through clearly. It's rich, full-bodied and concentrated in the mouth, with firm tannins. It's spicy and intense thanks to its good acidity, with a solid, lively and long finish.
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• Robert Parker: 92 The 2014 Barolo Bricco Fiasco offers a carefully balanced and elegant bouquet that is partially based on vibrant primary fruit and partially based on the more ethereal varietal notes you get from Nebbiolo. These aromas recall powdered licorice, tar and balsam herb. Vines in the Fiasco vineyard were planted in the 1940s, and the Fiasco site in Castiglione Falletto has a greater component of sand, which helps to establish those fine fruity and floral aromas. The mouthfeel is less impactful compared to recent past releases.
• Vinous / Antonio Galloni: 91 91+ The 2014 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is a typical wine for the vintage. Sweet red cherry, pomegranate, smoke, iron and dried rose petal build in this super-classic, light to medium-bodied Barolo from Azelia. The wine displays lovely persistence and grip but, like all of the 2014s here, is tightly wound and a bit edgy.
• JamesSuckling.com: 92 Another very good 2014 Barolo from this producer. It combines floral and earthy notes with dried strawberries and shows a serious tannin structure. The finish packs quite a punch for this vintage. Drink or hold.
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