Azelia Barolo San Rocco 2013
AG95: Another highlight in this range, the 2013 Barolo San Rocco is utterly beguiling. The bouquet alone is striking, but it is the wine's total balance that is most appealing today. Tasted next to the Margheria, the San Rocco is deeper, darker and more overtly powerful, with a greater sense of Serralunga tannic clout. Dark cherry, tobacco, menthol, licorice and sweet spices give the San Rocco much of its exotic personality. The San Rocco was aged in French oak barrels, with about 10% new wood.
The Azelia estate, run by the Scavino family, is a Barolo lover’s secret. The 16-hectare-estate is named after the wild flower from the region. The style of wines emphasizes fresh fruit with the underlying elements of terroir. San Rocco is 100% Nebbiolo from 55-year-old vines. It’s deep, dark, and powerful with an exotic personality. Aged in French oak barrels. Organic.