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2011 Azelia Barolo San Rocco

2011 Azelia Barolo San Rocco

95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2011 Azelia Barolo San Rocco
95 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A moderately darker but still poised and expressive Barolo, the single vineyard San Rocco keeps to the Azelia style - fine, fresh, floral - while introducing denser flavours, with deeper fruit notes against subtle savoury/salty complexities and mineral tannins. Like all Azelia Barolos it's hard to tell whether this wine is completely delicate or completely massive. There may be no answer, but to find out we must try...and try again...

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Overview

Grape

Nebbiolo

Its Origins

Alongside Massolino the barolos from Azelia are eye-watering bargains in the fine wine world. Anyone with a love of the nebbiolo grape should search out these under-valued Barolos for they are some of the most age- worthy wines in the world. In 1920 Cavalier Lorenzo Scavino began to vinify part of the grapes produced in the family's vineyards, a small rural reality in the heart of the Langhe region, in Castiglione Falletto. His son Alfonso started enthusiastically to bottle the wine produced and thanks to Luigi's father, Lorenzo, with perseverance and willpower, the wines were for the first time exported. The Azienda Agricola Azelia, in the centre of the area of Barolo production, is nowadays composed of 16 hectares and it produces, on average, 80,000 bottles per year. Luigi is supported by his wife Lorella and his son Lorenzo, who bears the name of his grandfather and who represents the fifth generation of wine producers. The family management is essential as it permits an extreme precision in every step of the production.

What The Critics Say

95/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"As it usually is, the 2011 Barolo San Rocco is the darkest and richest of the Azelia Barolos, but it too is quite polished in this vintage. Dark red cherries, licorice, spices and new leather flesh out in a Barolo that shows the depth of Serralunga, but with gorgeous mid-palate pliancy, silky tannins and soft contours for a young Barolo. Here, too, the wine's balance is incredibly alluring, especially since the San Rocco has a history of drinking well throughout its entire life."

17/20 Jancis Robinson

"Pale ruby with orange tinges. Austere but pretty nose and really stony with hints of shoe polish. Tightly knit sweet fruit palate with bitter-sweet firm tannins. Long and satisfying, but not ready yet. Drink 2018-2030." (WS)

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2031

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with LAMB
with PORK

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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