Azelia

San Rocco Barolo Nebbiolo

9.226 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Top Notes For
Bob McDonald

Unfortunately a mild case of TCA (cork taint) on the nose giving dusty apple aromas. Many people I know would reject this in a restaurant but the palate was largely unaffected. Very youthful in colour. On the palate fruit (red fruits) in decline over largely leathery savoury characters. Medium plus weight with dry powdery, still firm tannins, I often find in older Barolo. From a 4.5 acre vineyard located in Serralunga known for its iron rich soils giving deeply coloured Barolos. Overall impression of this wine is Solid and a bit Square sided lacking in any complexity for 15 years of age. Expected more - one of the 1001 wines.

Unfortunately a mild case of TCA (cork taint) on the nose giving dusty apple aromas. Many people I know would reject this in a restaurant but the palate was largely unaffected. Very youthful in colour. On the palate fruit (red fruits) in decline over largely leathery savoury characters. Medium plus weight with dry powdery, still firm tannins, I often find in older Barolo. From a 4.5 acre vineyard located in Serralunga known for its iron rich soils giving deeply coloured Barolos. Overall impression of this wine is Solid and a bit Square sided lacking in any complexity for 15 years of age. Expected more - one of the 1001 wines.

Jan 13th, 2019
Brash Higgins

Magnum-so approachable

Magnum-so approachable

Dec 14th, 2014
Bret Barker

Birthday wine tasting-not a bad bottle in the bunch! I thought this was the surprise of the night. Well balanced with fruit, smoke, tar- great stuff

Birthday wine tasting-not a bad bottle in the bunch! I thought this was the surprise of the night. Well balanced with fruit, smoke, tar- great stuff

Mar 7th, 2018
Bret Barker

Tar and roses to a T but I love that. Great wine.

Tar and roses to a T but I love that. Great wine.

Jul 19th, 2017
Nina DeMarco

2004

2004

Feb 26th, 2017
Loc Vukhac

Redic...

Redic...

May 29th, 2016
C Urganci

Star of decent line up of a cross country dinner. Showing much better, pure and classic nebbiolo - than the very stewed (not faulty according to the pourer) bottle in the matter of taste.

Star of decent line up of a cross country dinner. Showing much better, pure and classic nebbiolo - than the very stewed (not faulty according to the pourer) bottle in the matter of taste.

Apr 17th, 2015
Nate Garnero

Still a little tight .good with meat ragu.

Still a little tight .good with meat ragu.

Jan 27th, 2014
Chris Tocci

Owner/wine director La Griglia and Water & Wine Restaurants

9.2

Chris had this 4 years ago

Chris had this 4 years ago

Jul 11th, 2015
Brandon Barnes

Brandon had this 5 years ago

Brandon had this 5 years ago

Jun 27th, 2014