Azelia

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1323 ratings
9.149 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Nose full of tar and ripe plum, veering to prune. Took an hour in the decanter to sort itself but then wonderfully balanced and layered. Black tea, darker plum, perfectly drying tannins to match the perfect, fatty short rib. I would drink up lest the drying tannins persist more as the fruit wanes.

Nose full of tar and ripe plum, veering to prune. Took an hour in the decanter to sort itself but then wonderfully balanced and layered. Black tea, darker plum, perfectly drying tannins to match the perfect, fatty short rib. I would drink up lest the drying tannins persist more as the fruit wanes.

Apr 19th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Tar and Roses. Earth. Plums.

Tar and Roses. Earth. Plums.

Apr 15th, 2021
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.1

12th night. Wine of the night.

12th night. Wine of the night.

Jan 8th, 2020
Shay A
9.3

I’m normally not a big Italian wine enthusiast, but this caught my attention. Neither overly tart or overly light, this showed killer sweet fruit notes of blueberries and candied black cherries with vanilla pipe tobacco and cocoa dusted dates. Tar, rose petal, and a kiss of sweet oak on the palate. Very smooth. I’m sure this will age well.

I’m normally not a big Italian wine enthusiast, but this caught my attention. Neither overly tart or overly light, this showed killer sweet fruit notes of blueberries and candied black cherries with vanilla pipe tobacco and cocoa dusted dates. Tar, rose petal, and a kiss of sweet oak on the palate. Very smooth. I’m sure this will age well.

Aug 31st, 2019
Jay Kline

The 2014 Azelia is a bit of a departure from the fantastic 2013 version. While still very high quality, this didn’t have quite the power and complexity, nor was it as fun. Dark cherry fruit and tar with a bit of a burnt rubber thing that took me a bit by surprise. Tannic. On its own, this may have shown better but the 2005 Giovanni Rosso “Cerretta” that we drank just before was sensational. Drink now or through 2024.

The 2014 Azelia is a bit of a departure from the fantastic 2013 version. While still very high quality, this didn’t have quite the power and complexity, nor was it as fun. Dark cherry fruit and tar with a bit of a burnt rubber thing that took me a bit by surprise. Tannic. On its own, this may have shown better but the 2005 Giovanni Rosso “Cerretta” that we drank just before was sensational. Drink now or through 2024.

Apr 30th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Tannins more restrained / 20 day maceration / focused, floral, approachable

Tannins more restrained / 20 day maceration / focused, floral, approachable

Jun 6th, 2018
Jay Kline

Popped and poured; consumed over two hours. Proof that 2013 is a special vintage. This was absolutely outstanding. Slowly gaining momentum all the way until the last drop. Abundant dark and red fruits, tar, eucalyptus and camphor. Rich fruit on the palate. Stiff tannins. Wonderful structure but with ample fruit to carry the day. What a treat. Can hardly wait to get into some of their single cru wines. Drink now through 2030...possibly longer.

Popped and poured; consumed over two hours. Proof that 2013 is a special vintage. This was absolutely outstanding. Slowly gaining momentum all the way until the last drop. Abundant dark and red fruits, tar, eucalyptus and camphor. Rich fruit on the palate. Stiff tannins. Wonderful structure but with ample fruit to carry the day. What a treat. Can hardly wait to get into some of their single cru wines. Drink now through 2030...possibly longer.

Jan 7th, 2018
Ryan Stewart

Rich, garnet color. Secondary aromas of lavender, licorice, dried figs, and forest floor. Med + tannins, med + body, with additional notes of cassis and cherry. Long finish. Very complex, enjoyable now but will definitely improve with additional bottle age.

Rich, garnet color. Secondary aromas of lavender, licorice, dried figs, and forest floor. Med + tannins, med + body, with additional notes of cassis and cherry. Long finish. Very complex, enjoyable now but will definitely improve with additional bottle age.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2014
Fraser McKinley

This was bright, concentrated and pure. Has a long life ahead - 2004

This was bright, concentrated and pure. Has a long life ahead - 2004

Jul 31st, 2016
Michael Descamps

In terms of Barolo, Azelia rarely disappoints. This young 2011 normale has that textbook mix of tar, rose petals, and candied cherry on the nose. Tannins are grippy but not at all harsh. This is so pretty now despite how young it is. #azeliabarolo

In terms of Barolo, Azelia rarely disappoints. This young 2011 normale has that textbook mix of tar, rose petals, and candied cherry on the nose. Tannins are grippy but not at all harsh. This is so pretty now despite how young it is. #azeliabarolo

Jan 11th, 2016