Very pure fruit with crushed strawberries spices and white truffles on the nose. The palate is full and tight with brightness and focus. Firm creamy tannins. The super quality of fruit really comes through here. Drink in 2024.
The 2017 Barolo San Rocco is powerful and tightly wound. All of its energy is focused inward today. There is terrific brightness and focus to the red berry fruit but the 2017 is not in a mood to show mu
The Azelia 2017 Barolo San Rocco shows some tightness and firmness initially but it ultimately reveals an open and accessible quality of fruit with dried raspberry cherry and wild plum. Those fruit flavors take a sudden turn to embrace some of the more mineral aromas associated with Serralunga d'Alba such as iron ore and rusty nail. This hot and dry vintage release of 7500 bottles doesn't show the same depth or complexity that we saw in the classic 2016 growing season. Instead this wine is fruit forward and a little more contoured and streamlined overall. On the close you do get a point of dusty astringency that should subside with time.
Macerated cherry and berry flavors are the main themes in this red graced by menthol tobacco and tar. Lively acidity and firm raspy tannins lend support. This is lean and sinewy yet long. Best from 2025 through 2043.