Luigi Scavino was visiting Singapore last week and we had the chance to try most of his range from 1996 vintage of Bricco Fiasco Barolo to the straight Barolo of 2004. As this winemaker is one of my favorite in Piedmont, I must take note of his superb straight Barolo 1999, that I tried today.
Azelia Barolo 1999
The colour is of fine deep ruby, even after 10 years. Plenty of Plums on the nose, it shows aromas of cedar and menthol. On the palate, the wine is remarkably complex and develop great flavors of rose, tar and leather. It is a full bodied wine and the tannins have soften to be perfectly integrated with the acidity and the fruits. The finish is medium, yet persistent. A great wine to drink now!