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Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Wow wild cherry, menthol, rose petal, a touch of exotic fruit, pomegranate maybe with a hint of India ink all greet the nose with power and clarity. In the mouth this is pretty easy going with lots of pretty fresh yet simple if juicy, red fruits. There’s a nice tannic finish here with tons of licorice flavors and this is awfully well behaved, holding its alcohol very well at 15.3%. This is a bit Barolo-lite in a way, but this is very true to type and enjoyable, tart cherry, raspberry and plum notes with hints of rosehips and dried citrus rinds adding some detail to the inner mouth perfumes. This is a very fruity Barolo. 89pts

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Editorial Reviews for Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 06/26/2013

Wow wild cherry, menthol, rose petal, a touch of exotic fruit, pomegranate maybe with a hint of India ink all greet the nose with power and clarity. In the mouth this is pretty easy going with lots of pretty fresh yet simple if juicy, red fruits. There’s a nice tannic finish here with tons of licorice flavors and this is awfully well behaved, holding its alcohol very well at 15.3%. This is a bit Barolo-lite in a way, but this is very true to type and enjoyable, tart cherry, raspberry and plum notes with hints of rosehips and dried citrus rinds adding some detail to the inner mouth perfumes. This is a very fruity Barolo. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 12/09/2010

Sweet raspberry fruit, almost a touch of cream, high-toned, fresh, slightly gamy, spicy sandalwood, fresh a bit dull though, fine tannins. A bit diffuse on the mid-palate, nice structured feel on the back palate, a bit compressed, crisp tannin, fine finish, a bit dry but gains focus. Should improve.


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

Aged 12-15 months in 100% New Barriques The aromatics are intense here with immediate cigar box notes of feral, earthy tones. The fruit has a subtle foxy edge to the red plum/baked plum fruit but there is a spike of dark wood spice and ample tones of vanilla and baking spices. Bright acids right up front are refreshing and accentuate the red plum and bright wild berry fruit on the mid-palate. Elegant and balanced with a touch of minerality that balances the fruit and drives the cleansing acids of the finish. Just a touch of tannin becomes obvious on the finish with its jolly rancher cherry and watermelon tones ending on a touch of vanilla and cigar box. A nice Barbera with tons of ripe acids keeping everything lively and fresh but weighed down just a touch by the wood. 87pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/21/2009

AWE blind tasting - jammy, pencil shavings, some animale, furry, reticent, a bit ungenerous, and dried out, there’s a sweetness here but not terribly fruity nor varietal, very savory, turns better on the finish, nice tannins ripe tannins, refreshing finish, clean, a small wine 86-87


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

Younger vines, up to 15-20 years of age, go into this 100% Nebbiolo wine that is aged for 18 months in 100% new barrique. This opens with intense and characteristic aromas of Nebbiolo, a touch of tamarind then floral top notes, slightly dried cherry fruit, and a hint of menthol but also has obvious wood tones of spice, toast and vanilla, which are balanced. The acidity pops out on entry followed by well managed tannins in a medium bodied package that offers up dark fruit with a touch of peachy overtones some herbal freshness and layers of medicinal spice and aromatic roots. With air the Nebbiolo tannins pop on the mid-palate offering more focus and mouthgrab that leads to a clean, fresh finish, which shows the fruit sweetening a bit. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 10/16/2008

This replaces the old Bussia Soprana bottling as with this vintage the fruit is now 80% Bussia and 20% from the commune of Barolo though they are contiguous parts of the same vineyard. The Barolo fruit used to go into the Favot but the vines have matured and are now producing juice worthy of being called Barolo. This macerates for 2-3 weeks in stainless before ageing for 2 years in Botte of Slavonian oak. A bit heavy on the nose with syrupy fruit, driven by soil tones with a touch of oyster shell then a hint of caper berry, turning a bit spicy with a touch of white pepper, not very giving aromatically. In the mouth this enters a bit block with gritty tannins and a nice traditional if tough feel. The tannins certainly need more time to integrate but the balance is good and the wine puts on weight with air revealing dark, chewy cherry fruit with medicinal herb tones and a touch of fudgy caramellato. The midpalate gains a bit of spice with notes of coriander, beetroot, and strawberry seeds adding complexity and brightening the red fruits. The finish is cut short by the rather imposing tannins which are a touch drying and allows the finale to be dominated by slight menthol tones and emerging minerality. A very solid Barolo Normale that looks to be an excellent candidate for improvement in the cellar. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
Vintage: 2004 11/13/2008

Intensely perfumed in the glass with musky, porcini top notes and a deep forest floor underlay. There is a touch of deisel fume that whafts in and out but the sharp, intense fruits sweet and ripe with an edge of apricot to the red berry notes. This marries big power with elegance and presents intense wild strawberry fruit that is edged with spice and nettle tones. The mid-palate lacks a bit of depth and the finish is clipped by the youthful tannins but this does end on wonderfully sweet fruit and cracking tannins. 93pts


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Member Reviews for Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/26/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: luca chevalier
5336612,535
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/04/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: MarinaE
1394566239
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/04/2013

90 pts - drink between 2012-2017


Snooth User: MrBjorn
42326490
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 05/31/2010

Two glasses


Snooth User: Eric Guido
92549198,230
2.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/25/2010

Honestly, I don’t get all the hype. The nose showed red fruit, undergrowth and a bit of toast. On the palate I found strawberry, cooked orange like marmalade and tar but felt that it lost its heft on the mid-palate and ended feeling linier, restrained and a bit alcoholic. Possibly this is just the stage of its life but certainly not performing very well at the moment.


Snooth User: 97mjr
339902,159
0.00 5
Vintage: 1996 03/04/2009

[Gotham] Not decanted . . . obviously a mistake. Drank over 1 hr . . . another mistake. Started very lively . . but then vlosed down. Aromos of rose petals and tar. On the palate tar and tobacco wirh minimal red fruit, Smooth. I was not ovewhelmed the experience. but I did not treat the wine approproiately.


Snooth User: uberhian
3066234
3.50 5
Vintage: 1996 10/01/2007

mellowed to a beautifully balanced barolo with earthy nose and dark fruit on the palate. smooth tannins. just beginning to open up. improves with extended aeration.


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External Reviews for Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia

External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

The 2010 Barolo Bussia is gorgeous and super-classic in every way. Dark red cherry plum spice new leather and tobacco are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The 2010 is a beautiful version of the Bussia with less of the approachability of some previous vintages but tons of potential for the future. There is a lot to look forward to here. This is one of the best versions of the Bussia I can remember tasting. The 2010 stands out for its precision and crystalline purity. Read


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

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. Stephen Tanzers IWC.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 06/20/2014

This really elegant and refined with super-fine tannins and a pretty finish. Medium to full body. Fresh finish. Very mineral. Better in 2017. James Suckling.


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2010 11/11/2014

2010 Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia from the Region Piemonte Italy Appellation Barolo is a red wine from the Nebbiolo grape . Volume 75cl


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 11/16/2013

The wine -2009 Poderi Aldo Conterno Bussia Barolo DOCGThe 2009 Poderi Aldo Conterno Bussia Barolo DOCG: wild strawberries, red currants. In the mouth, round, full, juicy on the palate with soft fine tannins and good acidity supporting. Fruit flav...


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
Vintage: 2009 04/06/2015

The wine -2009 Poderi Aldo Conterno Bussia Barolo DOCG Free Shipping Insurance


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Vintage: 2007 03/31/2012

The next Granbussia is the 2005, which will be released in 2012. Conterno's 2007 Barolo impresses for its sense of harmony and freshness. The wine has firmed up nicely since I first tasted it in November 2010, boding well for its development in the c... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Nebbiolo wine from Piedmont in Italy. 2007 Conterno, Aldo Barolo 750ml


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Alcohol: 15.00%

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