Azelia - Barolo, San Rocco, Serralunga d’Alba 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, San Rocco, Serralunga d’Alba 2015 12/750ml
Highlights
• Muscular and energetic, a great example of the Langhe's "skillful soldier"
• Hallmark notes of licorice, spice and dark fruits; ripe and integrated tannins
• 93 points, Vinous Media, 92 James Suckling
Varietals
Nebbiolo
Vineyard
Hillside vineyard in front of the famous San Rocco church; clayey and calcareous soils; vines average 55 years
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 small French oak barrels, 10% new
Reviews
• Vinous / Antonio Galloni: 93 93+ The 2015 Barolo San Rocco is the most potent and structured of the Azelia Barolos. Swaths of tannin enshroud this tightly wound, classically austere Barolo. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2015 for at least a few years. This is one of the more reticent young Barolos I have tasted at Azelia.
• JamesSuckling.com: 94 A very vibrant and clearly defined nose with fresh and dried roses, woody aromas and light dried spices, as well as tar and fresh cherries. The succulent palate has a seamless build of fine, ripe tannins, carrying bright red-cherry flavor in attractively focused mode. So fresh at the finish. Try from 2022.
• Robert Parker: 95 There is a lot of fruit ripeness in the 2015 Barolo San Rocco, with blackberry, wild berry, plush softness, spice and licorice. The fruit is nicely balanced and shows bright intensity. Located in Serralunga d'Alba, San Rocco was purchased by Luigi Scavino's father in the 1990s. The vines are 65 years old today. Some 6,600 bottles of this vintage were made.
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