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Dolcetto d'Alba, Bricco dell'Oriolo

Azelia - Dolcetto d'Alba, Bricco dell'Oriolo 2017

Italy
Red Wine from Piedmont · Italy
Price: £14.50
Case Rate: £13.82
Ex Tax: £12.08
Country:
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Dolcetto d'Alba
Winery: Azelia
Wine Maker: Luigi Scavino
Grape: Dolcetto
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Rating 89 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
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Country:
Wine Region: Piedmont
Wine Area: Dolcetto d'Alba
Winery: Azelia
Wine Maker: Luigi Scavino
Grape: Dolcetto
Grape Percentage: 100%
Alcohol Percentage: 12.5%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Floral, juicy soft cherry fruit, clear vivid flavours interspersed with touches of herb and spice. A little more bodied and complex than most Dolcettos whilst keeping its lightness of touch and vitality. A single vineyard wine from one of the region’s best zones for Dolcetto; Montelupo. Here the altitude and full south exposure result in uniquely fine, opulent and fragrant Dolcetto. The vines are 45 years old which adds further complexity and intensity to the wine. One of the very best Dolcettos there is.

Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2015) - 89 pts

Aug 2017 - As a general rule of thumb, Dolcetto grapes are not planted in the best vineyard spots in the Langhe. That honor goes to the mighty Nebbiolo, of course. Dolcetto is usually planted in the lower sites that are often prone to frost and other issues. But the 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco dell'Oriolo sees fruit sourced from the top of a hill located 600 meters above sea level in Montelupo Albese. The grapes reach full maturity despite this high altitude, and because they average 45 years old in age (which is very old for this variety), they deliver robust concentration and flavor intensity. This is a dark and brooding wine that shows the soft lines of the warm vintage and the clear definition and fruity clarity of its growing environment. There's a lot of fruit on hand here, especially dark and sour cherry.


Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2015) - 89 pts

Azelia's 2015 Dolcetto d'Alba Bricco dell'Oriolo is soft, open-knit and easy to drink now. The high altitude of these vineyards at 600 meters yields a restrained, perfumed Dolcetto with bright fruit and floral notes, along with mid-weight structure. -- Antonio Galloni


JancisRobinson.com (2011) - 15 pts

Tasted Sept 2012 - Concentrated, violet ruby. Classic graphite, blackberry and ink nose. Perhaps a little bit too medicinal on the palate for my taste. Rustic and with a peculiar, quite pronounced laurel finish. (WS)


Wine Spectator (2014) - 84 pts

Though light, this has ripe flavors of black cherry and plum, with accents of spice.