After returning to the much colder Sweden, I needed something to warm my inner self, so I opened this Barolo from Azelia. I tasted the 01 and 04 Bricco Fiasco a while back and thought the 04 Margheria would suit the home made, grilled burgers with mustard and parmesan cream this evening.
2004 Barolo Margheria, Azelia
After one hour in the decanter - I couldn´t wait any longer! - the nose is almost open with lovely notes of sweet and sour cherries with bay leaves and balsamic vinegar. After some more time in the glass notes of cold coffe, pipe tobacco, dried mushrooms and some undergrowth emerge. A beautiful sweetness to the fruit. Still young but oooh so good.
The taste is tight, elegant and beautifully structured. The tannins still deliveries quite a punch. The cherry fruit is laid back and spiced with herbs, licorice and balsamic vinegar. The finish is long, tight and dry. Very, very good. This is more elegant than the Bricco Fiasco. Wait another 3-5 years before open another bottle.
93p (tasted 2012/08)