Azelia Barolo Margheria 2015
Nebbiolo | Italy
Normally $100. $65 today! Azelia is a huge up-and-comer in the last few years and in the ripe, fleshy, gorgeous 2015 vintage, it is shining. WHAT a price!
Savvy Barolo-heads will know Azelia and be snapping it up at this price, but if you’re new to this producer and want something on the more traditional side with a LOOOOONG aging curve, this is it. Only 15 cases to sell!
In 1920, Lorenzo Scavino began to vinify a portion of the family's vineyards from the heart of Castiglione Falletto. Today, Alfonso’s son, Luigi, and grandson, Lorenzo, are the 3rd and 4th generations in charge of this family estate. The Margheria Vineyard lies in Serralunga, and has a fair amount of sand intermixed in the soil, giving it spice and a bit of a more forward character generally. The vines are 60+ years old!
We think this is probably the best Azelia we have tasted, and that includes the awesome 2010 (which also scored a WA95). This is a wine to COLLECT. At our price? C’mon! Here’s the pro reviews...first come, first served!
About The Producer
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
You can taste the softness and richness of the warm vintage in the 2015 Barolo Margheria. The wine offers dark fruit flavors and lots of rich, plump fruit at the back. This is a softly textured wine that can also be consumed in the near or medium term. This single-vineyard Barolo from Serralunga d'Alba ages in botti grandi for 36 months. The vines are 60 years old, and the soils are rich with limestone clay. Some 6,200 bottles were made.
The 2015 Barolo Margheria shows the textural breadth of Serralunga in its compelling interplay of succulent, layered fruit and bright, soil-driven tones, with mineral inflections that add layers of complexity. Sage, tobacco, cedar, rose petal, menthol, anise and dried flowers fill out the wine's frame effortlessly. All the elements are nicely balanced. In 2015 the Margheria is all class.
Attractive sliced strawberries with hints of tar and fragrant, rose-like notes make for a compelling young Barolo. The supple palate has a lithe and succulent core with focused, energetic tannins that carry fresh, sweet cherries. Long, taut finish. Try from 2023.