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Azelia is still something of a Barolo lover's secret. Though the estate is not a high-profile one, proprietor Luigi Scavino is cousin of Enrico Scavino of the renowned Paolo Scavino estate, and shares ownership of the famed Fiasco hill in Castiglione Falletto with him. Luigi, his wife Lorella and son Lorenzo Scavino own and maintain 16 hectares of vines in Castiglione Falletto, Serralunga d'Alba (including Cru Barolo from Margheria, San Rocco and Voghera Brea) and Montelupo Albese (for their...
- 94 Points -
Round, bursting with cherry and raspberry fruit, this red reveals tar and underbrush notes. Well-structured and balanced, ending with a tobacco-tinged aftertaste.See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
Fresh cherries and healthy, dry tannins make this a very solid and attractive wine. Needs some time for all the subtle notes to emerge, but this kind of youthfulness is rare in 2014 Barolos.See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
The 2014 Barolo is a blend of fruit from six smaller vineyard sites. About 30% of the fruit comes from Castiglione Falletto and the remaining 70% is from Serralunga d'Alba (mostly from the Cerretta and Broglio crus). Across the board, the average age of the vines is 45 years old. Even though the mouthfeel is a bit thinner in this vintage, the bouquet is pleasantly generous and ripe. Blackberry, cassis, tar and spice mesh together with seamless ease.See detailed press review