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Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Mondoca Oddero 2016 (750ML)
97 Points, Monica Larner, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: “Showing the precision and purity of the celebrated Bussia MGA (in Monforte d'Alba), the Oddero 2016 Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Mondoca has a lifted and largely floral bouquet with pressed rose, spicy potpourri, licorice, cinnamon stick, rosemary sprig and a hint of lavender. The intensity and the purity of the bouquet is beautiful, and although the oak tones play a prominent role at this stage, they will certainly integrate within the elegant, mid-weight texture of this Barolo. The wine ages in 30-hectoliter Austrian oak casks for 30 months. Production is 3,300 bottles.”
96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: “The 2016 Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Mondoca is a powerful, brooding, old-school wine. Leather, melted road tar, rose petal, anise, macerated dark cherry, plum and spicecake give the 2016 its super-traditional profile. Swaths of tannin wrap it all together in a dense, strapping Barolo that will need a number of years to become approachable. For readers who want to know what Barolo is all about, well, this is it. Don't miss it. (Drink between 2028-2056)."