There is a lot of fruit ripeness in the 2015 Barolo San Rocco with blackberry wild berry plush softness spice and licorice. The fruit is nicely balanced and shows bright intensity. Located in Serralunga d'Alba San Rocco was purchased by Luigi Scavino's father in the 1990s. The vines are 65 years old today. Some 6600 bottles of this vintage were made.
A very vibrant and clearly defined nose with fresh and dried roses woody aromas and light dried spices as well as tar and fresh cherries. The succulent palate has a seamless build of fine ripe tannins carrying bright red-cherry flavor in attractively focused mode. So fresh at the finish. Try from 2022.
The 2015 Barolo San Rocco is the most potent and structured of the Azelia Barolos. Swaths of tannin enshroud this tightly wound classically austere Barolo. Readers should plan on cellaring the 2015 for at least a few years. This is one of the more reticent young Barolos I have tasted at Azelia.js
Cherry menthol tar and iron flavors emerge in this powerful red. Dense muscular tannins guard the finish which plays out with a grassy minerally expression. Best from 2023 through 2038. 533 cases made 200 cases imported.