(the 2010 Barolos were bottled in August): Bright, full red. Initially shy nose opened quickly to show highly complex, musky aromas of strawberry, raspberry, minerals, rose petal and truffle. Silky, juicy, suave and brilliantly delineated, with bracing red berry flavors lifted by a high note of blood orange. Slightly higher in acidity and more cerebral than the 2009 version, this energetic midweight should enjoy a graceful evolution in bottle.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: November/December 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
The 2010 Barolo Bussia is a gorgeous expression that hits all the high notes, both in terms of bouquet and mouthfeel. The nose is redolent of pressed cherries, tar, licorice, crushed granite and chopped mint. It offers the special characteristics that are so forth coming with the Nebbiolo grape. The wine caresses the palate with a fine and enduring sense of freshness and structure. The 2010 vintage is a stunner. Drink: 2016-2028.
First 2010 Barolo I've opened. Opened several hours early, but still strong, present tannins. With additional time and decanting, blossomed into the expected. Lovely red, mint, violet. Would approach again in 1-2 more years.