Azelia

Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1292 ratings
9.042 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
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
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
Matt Lasater

Really fun and hits what I look for in Barolo. Very pretty aromatics. Tannins still need to resolve but with the proper meal this wine would work

Really fun and hits what I look for in Barolo. Very pretty aromatics. Tannins still need to resolve but with the proper meal this wine would work

Aug 27th, 2015
Blake Leja

Sommelier Prosecco Restaurant

8.9

A little tight, but hey...It's young!

A little tight, but hey...It's young!

Aug 26th, 2015
Joy Lindholm

Sales Synergy Fine Wines

9.0

Love the 2011s for early consumption.

Love the 2011s for early consumption.

Aug 15th, 2015
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

Candied cherry and herbal notes on nose. Bright acidity soft velvet tanins

Candied cherry and herbal notes on nose. Bright acidity soft velvet tanins

Feb 7th, 2015