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Azelia Barolo 1998

External Review by Premium Wine & Spirits:

Medium red. Rich aromas of strawberry, underbrush and truffle. Silky on entry, then very ripe and sweet, even a bit decadent, in the middle palate. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins and notes of oak char and smoke.

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Azienda Agricola Azelia di Luigi Scavino:
The Scavino family farm is located in the village of Castiglione Falletto, where it was founded by grandfather Luigi back in 1920. It is a typical family-run Langa winery. All its wines are estate-grown, with Luigi continuing to keep to the policies of his father, Lorenzo. The wines are made following the sound criteria found in smaller cellars, with scrupulous attention given to tending the ... Read more
The Scavino family farm is located in the village of Castiglione Falletto, where it was founded by grandfather Luigi back in 1920. It is a typical family-run Langa winery. All its wines are estate-grown, with Luigi continuing to keep to the policies of his father, Lorenzo. The wines are made following the sound criteria found in smaller cellars, with scrupulous attention given to tending the vineyards and procedures in the winery, where great respect is maintained for tradition while benefiting from modern techniques. The following wines are produced: Dolcetto d'Alba, Barbera d'Alba, Nebbiolo and Barolo. The total output is around 60,000 bottles a year. Read less

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Four glasses


External Reviews for Azelia Barolo

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Medium red. Rich aromas of strawberry, underbrush and truffle. Silky on entry, then very ripe and sweet, even a bit decadent, in the middle palate. Finishes with substantial ripe tannins and notes of oak char and smoke.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Very concentrated and complex on the nose with blackberry, dark chocolate and toasted oak aromas. Full-bodied and very ripe, with loads of fruit and a long, caressing finish. A powerful and rich wine. Builds on the palate. Best after 2009.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Azelia's best-known wine may be the Bricco Fiasco, but in 2001 as in other recent vintages I find the San Rocco even more compelling. It is more intense and masculine in its expression of Serralunga terroir, with a complex nose of smoke, scorched earth, minerals and spices. As it sits in the glass the wine opens, gradually revealing notes of rich dense dark fruit with plenty of structure, finishing with broad yet fine tannins and tremendous overall balance. It is an immensely satisfying modern-styled Barolo. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

The 1998 Barolo San Rocco's dark plum/garnet color is followed by a gorgeously fragrant perfume of dried Provençal herbs, smoke, tar, black cherry liqueur, cedar, and soy. Ripe, opulently-textured, full-bodied flavors caress the palate with no hard edges. This hedonistic Nebbiolo fruit bomb possesses plenty of complexity. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Very ripe plum skin, with hints of spices and flavors. full-bodied, with very polished tannins and a long, fruity and caressing finish. Needs time to develop. Best after 2005.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Full, bright red. Red fruits, coffee and nuts on the nose. Fresher and tighter than the Bricco Fiasco, with nicely delineated red fruit flavors. A more backward style, and quite firm, even a bit youthfully tough, on the back end. Azelia used about 40% new barriques for these 2001s, down from 70% in 2000.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

The 1998 Barolo San Roccoandrsquo;s dark plum/garnet color is followed by a gorgeously fragrant perfume of dried Provenandccedil;al herbs, smoke, tar, black cherry liqueur, cedar, and soy. Ripe, opulently-textured, full-bodied flavors caress the palate with no hard edges. This hedonistic Nebbiolo fruit bomb possesses plenty of complexity. Drink it over the next 12andndash;15 years.


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