Azelia - Barolo, Margheria, Serralunga d’Alba 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
94
$660
Azelia - Barolo, Margheria, Serralunga d’Alba 2014 12/750ml
Highlights
• Dense, deep and "beguiling"
• Bright red cherry and plum fruit, licorice, anise, rose water and orange peel
• 94 points, Vinous Media, 91 James Suckling
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Vineyard
Hillside vineyard in the center of Serralunga; entirely south-facing; tufaceous marls; vines average 50 years old
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
3 years in large, neutral, unvarnished, Slavonian oak casks
Reviews
• Decanter: 94 This comes from the fairly small but well-regarded vineyard of Margheria in Serralunga. The nose is upfront and generous, with ripe cherry fruit notes. It's a powerful and gutsy wine, very concentrated and showing firm tannins and a long peppery finish. A structured 2014 that should age well.
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• Robert Parker: 92 Here is a darker and more robust wine from Serralunga d'Alba where soils are heavier. They also show a greater presence of clay and limestone. The 2014 Barolo Margheria is made with fruit from 50-year-old vines and shows compact and dense aromatic intensity as a result. The bouquet is constructed on top of thick layers of dark fruit, dried cherry, balsam herb and crushed mineral. The 2014 mouthfeel, however, veers toward the lean and compact side of the Barolo spectrum.
• Vinous / Antonio Galloni: 94 The 2014 Barolo Margheria opens with beguiling, deep-pitched aromatics. Bright red cherry and plum fruit, licorice, anise, rose water and orange peel are some of the many notes that give the wine its personality. Bright, saline and sculpted in feel, the 2014 is going to need a few years to fully unwind, but it is unquestionably vibrant and expressive today. The 2014 spent three years in cask.
• JamesSuckling.com: 91 Serious tannin structure in this exceptionally closed 2014 Barolo. This needs several more years in the bottle for the fruit to open up, but there's some real depth here. Better from 2020.
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