Azelia Barolo Margheria 2016
JS
95
James Suckling
RP
95
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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Azelia Barolo Margheria 2016

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Product description

From the heart of Serralunga d’Alba, with all its complexity. Intense aromas, black fruits, licorice and spices in the typical Serralunga style. Energetic. The tannins frame the structure giving density and deepness to the wine. Conclusion with a persistent sapidity. Mineral, earthy, salty. Impressive.

95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate    Here is a wonderfully executed Barolo to applaud. The Azelia 2016 Barolo Margheria offers that classic twofold punch of power and elegance that is so nicely highlighted in wines from Serralunga d'Alba. For sure, the textural fibre of this wine is richer, denser and tighter than the others, and there is an attractive point of inner black fruit energy and tension that I did not find to the same extent in the Cerretta. If that wine is more focused on the base tones, this wine hits those high tones with better precision. The Margheria vines are 60 years old on average and planted in clayey and calcareous soils that render minerality to the wine.

95 Points - James Suckling    A full-bodied Barolo with very finely curated tannins that give a fine-grained, powder-like texture. The flavors show subtle cherry, berry, cedar and floral character. Long and driven finish. Drink after 2023.