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Azelia’s elegant 2016 Barolos | Bottles & magnums drinking beautifully this winter

Azelia is a standout Barolo producer and an unbeatable source of sensibly priced, site-specific wines. As Antonio Galloni writes, "Azelia remains one of the undiscovered jewels in Barolo. The wines have been terrific for some time, and prices are exceedingly fair considering the quality of what goes into the bottle”. 

2016 is considered one of the best vintages in the history of Barolo. A recent tasting reminded us just how beautiful the 2016s from Azelia are and, while they will age sensationally, we found that couple of hours in the decanter revealed their hidden depths. They are just entering their long drinking window, meaning that collectors and drinkers alike will find enormous pleasure in these wines.

Vintage
 

2016 Barolo Azelia

£325.00 In Bond
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Availability: Now Size: 12x75cl Qty: 10+ £325.00 In Bond Qty: 10+ £428.47 Inc VAT
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  • Antonio Galloni, February 2000, Score: 93

    Azelia's 2016 Barolo is a blend of fruit from two parcels in Castiglione Falletto and five in Serralunga, with the character of Serralunga especially felt in the wine's tannic grip and persistence. Iron, sage, mint, smoke and wild cherry give the Barolo striking aromatic nuance and complexity, all in the mid-weight style that is such a signature at this address. The purity of the fruit is just striking. Stated simply, this is a tremendous wine in its peer group.

  • James Suckling, September 2020, Score: 94

    This is an ultra fine Barolo with cherries, spice, cedar and hints of dried flowers on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, yet reserved, very caressing and fine-grained. A thoroughly beautiful young 2016. Drink or hold.

2016 Barolo San Rocco Azelia

£330.00 In Bond
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  • Antonio Galloni, November 2019, Score: 94

    Azelia's 2016 Barolo San Rocco shows terrific density and richness, but it is less aromatically expressive than most of the other 2016s in the range. Readers will have to give this at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Even in the early going, though, the 2016 is deep, powerful and loaded with pedigree. Now that most of Azelia's wines are aged in cask, the influence of small French oak is especially evident. Drink 2023-2041.

2016 Barolo San Rocco Azelia

£135.00 In Bond
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Availability: Now Size: 1x150cl Qty: 2 £135.00 In Bond Qty: 2 £168.41 Inc VAT
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  • Antonio Galloni, November 2019, Score: 94

    Azelia's 2016 Barolo San Rocco shows terrific density and richness, but it is less aromatically expressive than most of the other 2016s in the range. Readers will have to give this at least a few years in bottle for the tannins to soften. Even in the early going, though, the 2016 is deep, powerful and loaded with pedigree. Now that most of Azelia's wines are aged in cask, the influence of small French oak is especially evident. Drink 2023-2041.

2016 Barolo Margheria Azelia

£330.00 In Bond
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Availability: Now Size: 6x75cl Qty: 10+ £330.00 In Bond Qty: 10+ £415.24 Inc VAT
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  • Antonio Galloni, November 2019, Score: 95+

    The 2016 Barolo Margheria shows the natural weight and gravitas of Serralunga in its dark flavor profile and textural resonance. Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice, mint, chalk and bright saline notes are all laced throughout. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2016 possesses tremendous persistence and class to burn. Wilder suggestions of sage and lavender add savory top notes, while searing tannins punctuate the finish. Drink 2024-2041.

2016 Barolo Margheria Azelia

£135.00 In Bond
Availability: Now
Availability: Now Size: 1x150cl Qty: 2 £135.00 In Bond Qty: 2 £168.41 Inc VAT
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  • Antonio Galloni, November 2019, Score: 95+

    The 2016 Barolo Margheria shows the natural weight and gravitas of Serralunga in its dark flavor profile and textural resonance. Black cherry, plum, lavender, spice, mint, chalk and bright saline notes are all laced throughout. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2016 possesses tremendous persistence and class to burn. Wilder suggestions of sage and lavender add savory top notes, while searing tannins punctuate the finish. Drink 2024-2041.

Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Availability

  • NOW – These wines are available immediately.

  • LATER – These wines are available later. If you buy for delivery, we will contact you on arrival to schedule a delivery date.
    If you buy for storage, your wines will be transferred automatically on arrival.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.