Garnet in color, this wine shows intense aromas of plums and ripe cherries, along with floral tones
and spices. The wine is equally as intense on the palate with ripe tannins and a very long finish.
Recommended with meat dishes, particularly wild game, and cheeses.
"Lots of dried dark fruits, along with flowers, follow through to a full body, with velvety, soft-textured tannins and a long, long finish. Polished and attractive. Best after 2011."
"The 2004 Barolo Bussia possesses an additional dimension of inner sweetness. This expansive, refined Barolo reveals an attractive array of ripe dark fruit, sweet toasted oak, spices, tar and licorice. The tannins are broad, yet silky and the wine appears to have more than enough plumpness to provide balance. The 2004 is one of the finest recent vintages of this wine. The Barolo Bussia is aged in a combination of small barrels and larger casks. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2024.
The Wine Advocate
"Good full, deep red. Ripe, deep, slightly medicinal aromas of currant and black cherry. Big, broad, rich and sweet. In spite of its hint of medicinal austerity this really fills the mouth with perfume. An almost surprisingly round Barolo that finishes with lovely length and sweet, ripe tannins. I find this more open-knit than the '06, which will probably age longer. "
International Wine Cellar
"This vintage of Prunotto’s celebrated Bussia cru is also on the mature side (but not as much as the hotter 2005 vintage) and offers ripe aromas of blackberry preserves and strawberry. Dark chocolate, spice and dried prunes fill the mouth with bold flavors and intensity. The wine is ready to drink now or in the next two or three years."