2016 Barolo, San Rocco, Azelia (6 x Bottle)

Italy Piedmont Barolo

Azelia's 2016 Barolo San Rocco shows terrific density and richness, but it is less aromatically expressive than most of the other 2016s in the range. Readers will have to give this at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Even in the early going, though, the 2016 is deep, powerful and loaded with pedigree. Now that most of Azelia's wines are aged in cask, the influence of small French oak is especially evident.

2016 Barolo, San Rocco, Azelia (6 x Bottle)

Azelia's 2016 Barolo San Rocco shows terrific density and richness, but it is less aromatically expressive than most of the other 2016s in the range. Readers will have to give this at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Even in the early going, though, the 2016 is deep, powerful and loaded with pedigree. Now that most of Azelia's wines are aged in cask, the influence of small French oak is especially evident.

Italy Piedmont Barolo
Producer Azelia
Sub-Region Barolo
Region Piedmont
Country Italy
Grape Variety Nebbiolo
Vintage 2016
Colour Red
ABV 14.50%
Style Full, Dry, Powerful

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Azelia's 2016 Barolo San Rocco shows terrific density and richness, but it is less aromatically expressive than most of the other 2016s in the range. Readers will have to give this at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Even in the early going, though, the 2016 is deep, powerful and loaded with pedigree. Now that most of Azelia's wines are aged in cask, the influence of small French oak is especially evident.

94 Points / Drinking 2023 - 2041

By Antonio Galloni / February 2020