7 Jun 2021 ? A firm fine-grained red with plum mahogany iron and bark on the nose and palate. It?s full-bodied with a dusty texture from the tannins. Flavorful finish. Needs time to soften but a beautiful young Barolo. Try after 2024.
A product of 85-plus-year-old vines in Castiglione Falletto the Azelia 2017 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is subdued and delicate with linear fruit of wild plum and blackberry plus hints of blue flower and pressed violet. The age of the vines and the depth of the root system in the loose soils of this site have helped to maintain balance and freshness during the hottest moments of this vintage. Indeed this wine is more immediately silky in texture compared to Azelia's wines from Serralunga d'Alba (like the Barolo Margheria also reviewed in this report). This release of 5600 bottles presents a nice opportunity to try your hand at a delicate rabbit ravioli for a very special occasion a few years from now.
The 2017 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is bright and effusive from the very first taste. Crushed flowers red berry fruit orange peel spice and mint all grace this nervy mid-weight Barolo. Medium in
Dried berry pressed rose star anise and botanical herb aromas slowly take shape in the glass. Elegant and austere the firm palate features tart cherry blood orange licorice and tobacco alongside tightly knit refined tannins that leave an assertive finish. It definitely needs more time to fully unwind and develop. Drink 2027?2032.
This savory red offers a mix of muddled plum licorice tar leather and earth aromas and flavors. Firm yet ripe tannins lend support. Overall this is balanced and long. Best from 2024 through 2037.