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Azelia Barolo San Rocco 1997

Azelia Barolo San Rocco 1997
$249.00
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$198.00

SKU 08091

750ml

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A cuirassier. Fleshy, extremely focused. Here Serralunga is present with signs of licorice, spices and dark fruits. Cherry, currant and blueberry melt harmoniously together. Velvety and sweetly ripe, with splendidly integrated tannins. San Rocco gives an impression of great power, austerity, with an incredible aging potential. Pure complexity. A strong character. Monumental.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Barolo
Brand Azelia
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateDark garnet-colored with an amber edge, the 1997 Barolo San Rocco possesses a phenomenal perfume of tobacco, leather, cedar, fruitcake, and cherry liqueur. Tar and rose petals (classic scents of ripe Nebbiolo) also emerge. Once past the terrific aromatics, the wine is full-bodied, rich, and supple, with an expansive texture, sweet tannin, low acidity, and gobs of fat as well as extract. This alluring Barolo is best drunk over the next 12-15 years.

Robert Parker, June 22, 2001
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorVery ripe plum skin, with hints of spices and flowers. Full-bodied, with very polished tannins and a long, fruity and caressing finish. Needs time to develop. Best after 2005. 120 cases made.

James Suckling, October 31, 2001