Azelia Barolo 2008

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Sweet fruit is the overarching theme in this lush red. Cherry, raspberry, eucalyptus, iron and tea flavors combine with the well-integrated structure as this glides to an aftertaste of cherry and iron.

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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

External Reviews for Azelia Barolo

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2013

Good medium red. Sexy aromas of plum, minerals and cocoa powder reminded me of Burgundy. Sweet, lush and sexy, with harmonious acidity giving shape to the ripe fruit and cocoa flavors. Finishes with fine-grained tannins and very good length. This should offer early pleasure.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2013

Sweet fruit is the overarching theme in this lush red. Cherry, raspberry, eucalyptus, iron and tea flavors combine with the well-integrated structure as this glides to an aftertaste of cherry and iron. Best from 2014 through 2026.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
06/25/2013

The 2008 Barolo is a pretty, delicate wine graced with expressive dark red fruit, flowers and sweet herbs. It possesses lovely inner perfume and fine balance at this level. Floral notes round out the vinous finish. This is a huge over achiever in its category and easily one of the finest entry-level Baroli I tasted. The Barolo is made from six vineyards, 70% Serralunga and 30% Castiglione Falletto. In 2008, the estate’s Voghera Brea vineyard, which is typically used for the Riserva, was hit by hail, so that fruit went into the straight Barolo. Azelia aged the Barolo in cask. Anticipated maturity: 2013–2028.



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Sweet fruit is the overarching theme in this lush red. Cherry, raspberry, eucalyptus, iron and tea flavors combine with the well-integrated structure as this glides to an aftertaste of cherry and iron.

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