2016 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Bussia (750ml)

2016 Giacomo Fenocchio Barolo Bussia (750ml)

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"These are some of the finest Barolos I have tasted from Claudio Fenocchio, the single-vineyard wines in particular are terrific. Over recent years, Fenocchio's Barolos have often shown signs of brilliance, but they have also been inconsistent. The lineup of 2016s is impressive, although I did find the straight Barolo less interesting, both relative to the best wines in the range and also its peer group." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

"The 2016 Barolo Bussia is a wine of tremendous character and complexity. Menthol, lavender, black cherry, graphite, cloves and leather all open up in the glass. Virile and layered, with tons of depth, the 2016 Bussia has so much to offer. A few years in the cellar will help the tannins soften, but the 2016 is already quite expressive. It is also one of the very finest wines I have ever tasted from Fenocchio." 95 points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, June 2020)

"Aromas of crushed berries, walnuts, dried flowers and smoke. Full-bodied with tight, solid tannins and a beautiful, persistent finish. Promises a lot on the nose. Drink after 2023." 94 points - James Suckling (27 Jun, 2020)

"This full-bodied red offers aromas of new leather, rose, camphor and forest berry. Firmly structured, the tight, focused palate offers dried black cherry, orange zest, licorice and tobacco set against a backbone of assertive tannins and bright acidity. Give it time to unwind and fully develop. Drink 2026–2036." 93 points - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2020)