Pecchenino

Bussia Barolo DOCG

Bussia Barolo DOCG
Italy

Red wine100% Nebbiolo
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    red-meat
    pork
    Cheese (Hard)
  • ColorRuby red color with orange hues.
  • NoseThe bouquet on the nose is intense and complex with notes of violet, red berries, like raspberry and currant, and more deep aromas of licorice, mint and spices.
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  • FlavorOn the palate it is rich, full bodied, with a great structure, firm and velvety tannins, and a persistent finish.

Piedmont At a Glance

Region Name Piedmont

Piemonte is considered by many the top wine region of Italy, being the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, even though these mega-popular wines only account for 3% of the region’s wine production.

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Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2017 Wine Spectator 93 Sep 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 James Suckling 93 Jul 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2017 Wine Advocate 88 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 James Suckling 95 Aug 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 James Suckling 95 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 94 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Spectator 93 Apr 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Advocate 92 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 93 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 93 May 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 James Suckling 93 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 93 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Enthusiast 89 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2013 Wine and Spirits 92 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2017 Wine Spectator A core of pure cherry is the hallmark of this alluring red. As this gathers intensity on the palate, rose, strawberry, menthol and iron notes chime in. Backed by vibrant acidity and refined tannins, this leaves a long aftertaste of fruit, mineral and savory elements. Best from 2025 through 2048. 400 cases made, 100 cases imported.  Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2017 James Suckling Lots of dried flowers here with blackberry and ripe-strawberry aromas that follow through to a medium body with very fine tannins that integrate nicely into the wine. Fresh and vivid at the end. Drink after 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2017 Wine Advocate The 2017 Barolo Bussia shows some of the minty and balsamic notes seen in the other wines from this estate. Those lifted aromas include bright berry and cherry cola. However, this Bussia doesn't quite pull it together and shows a muddled quality of fruit and spice. Generally speaking, I don't think Bussia performed as well in 2017. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2016 James Suckling Wild strawberries and plums with spices, dried flowers and hazelnuts. It’s full-bodied, yet tight, fine and focused with lovely balance and finesse. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2016 James Suckling The intense burnt oranges and rose petals are captivating here. Incense, Thai spa and candlewax add to the complexity. Tight and suggestive with bursting acidity and tensely drawn, structured tannins. Long and very vibrant and transparent. Drink from 2025. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media Pecchenino’s 2016 Barolo Bussia is fabulous. Dark, ample and expansive, the 2016 possesses tremendous richness and yet retains a fairly classic sense of structure. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice and incense bring out the dark, virile side of Nebbiolo. Hints of orange peel, cinnamon and star anise add layers of nuance. This muscular, potent Barolo needs time so soften, but it is impressive in the early going. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator Concentrated cherry and currant flavors are joined by iron, tar, eucalyptus and tobacco elements in this dense red. It stays vibrant and persistent, ending with a lightly chewy feel. Best from 2024 through 2045. 500 cases made, 200 cases imported Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate The Pecchenino 2016 Barolo Bussia is a dark, sultry and heady expression of Nebbiolo from young vines (about 15 years old) in Monforte d'Alba. Dark cherry, plum, spice and dark iron give the wine weight and density. Compared to the 2015 vintage, I found this edition to be lighter and shorter in terms of mouthfeel, with soft tannins and an open-knit, accessible personality. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Barolo Bussia is a very pretty, effusive wine that will drink well right out of the gate. Spice and floral notes open first. Silky and pliant, with lovely depth, the 2015 is so expressive today. Fine mineral notes extend the finish effortlessly while adding freshness and cut to balance the open-knit fruit. Readers looking for a Barolo to drink now will find so much to admire in the 2015 Bussia. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator A sleek red, displaying cherry, strawberry, floral, earth and tobacco flavors. Starts out with a fleshy feel, firming up as this winds down on the finish. Balanced and refreshing, lingering with earth, tobacco and spice notes in the end. Best from 2022 through 2038. 500 cases made, 200 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 James Suckling Very bright red-flower aromas with fresh notes of orange zest and chamomile. The palate has a succulent, bright and juicy core of bright red-cherry flavor, fine and succulent tannins and a pure, fresh finish. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate The 2015 Barolo Bussia offers a deeper level of identity, grit and structure compared to the estate's Barolo from San Giusepppe. This wine reveals a tight inner core of fruit with lovely contours of spice, leather, tar, licorice and dried violets. You get a clean sense of the grape without too many bells or whistles. The finish is elegant and fine. Pair it with an authentic tajarin and white truffle shavings. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 89 Vintage 2015 Wine Enthusiast Earthy aromas of underbrush, leather, eucalyptus and tobacco escape the glass. Tightly wound, the firm palate offers sour cherry, tart cranberry, star anise and roasted coffee bean before a sage finish. It's youthfully austere, with assertive tannins. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2013 Wine and Spirits This wine opens with appealing scents and flavors of red cherry, tobacco and cedar, though they are tamped down by rigid tannins and warm alcohol. This needs time for the fruit tones to flesh out and match the wine’s powerful structure. Shelf Talker Full Page Review