Azelia Barolo Bricco Fiasco 2015
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
The 2015 Barolo Bricco Fiasco is made with fruit from 80-year-old vines that were planted by Luigi Scavino's grandfather. This vineyard in Castiglione Falletto has more sand in the soil compared to Serralunga d'Alba, resulting in floral and fruity aromas. I love the deep inner intensity of this wine plus the pretty fruity contours that give it so much lift and buoyancy. The wine is immediately bright and forthcoming. Dusty mineral tones with integrated tannins appear on the long finish. The wine spends 24 months in mostly neutral barrique. Some 5,800 bottles were made.
Wild notes of eucalyptus, tar, plum and cherry mark this solid red. Combines power and grace, with a lining of dusty tannins on the finish. Bright, lingering with earth and tobacco accents. Best from 2023 through 2042. 566 cases made, 200 cases imported.
Balsamic notes of camphor mingle with stewed plum, French oak, pine and a whiff of violet. The assertive palate offers exotic spice, espresso, licorice and a hint of blood orange. It's shy on fruit richness while tight, grainy tannins leave a clenching, astringent finish.