This is a medium dark barolo that shows an orange hue around the rim of the glass. The wine boasts a huge nose of tar and balsamic along with wet earth. On the palate, the wine is balanced with dried cherries, mint, licorice, and balsamic notes. The finish was slightly bitter but smoothed out nicely with some time in the glass. This bottle drank slightly better than my last bottle from this vintage which was a nice surprise. This Barolo from the Bussia was a real pleasure to drink and expressed both the varietal and sub-region nicely. The wine paired well with grilled lamb chops
made a mistake, chk'd the CT notes about a year ago and made a note to drink soon as all said this was aging fast, on PnP it was clear that assessment was off and then i looked at recent notes which could have saved me from the infanticide -- lesson learned, drank over four notes, nice wine, great structure, almost feels l like the structure might outlast the fruit as it was hidden a bit, big tannin, good acid, but enough fruit? i put a new note on my last bottle -- Drink in 2025
Enjoyed for 10th anniversary at Del Frisco's Fort Worth. This wine took about 30 minutes to blow off. After it did, it was a rather nice steak wine. Unpopped to a wine with dark notes before decanting. In the decanter was rose petal, a hint of herbaceous jasmine, and cranberries. Poured a deep dirty red velvet into the glass. The entry was more black cherry although the floral note was here in the front and a little bit of crushed rock. The middle is where this one showed its elegance, mostly with black cherry and luden's cough drop. The finish was not very acidic, but was a little gritty with earth and pepper spice. Several of the dishes we enjoyed had jalapenos, and the jalaps when in tandem with the wine really set off the peppery aspect in both. This wine is powerful enough to be enjoyed alone, although its true colors come out with food (as the Italians want it to be!!). This one has a LONG LIFE ahead -- probably not done until 2026, but I think it's ready now.................barely.
The Prunotto Barolo Bussia 2005 opens with a beautiful nose of tar,cedar, dark berries, and dried cherries along with a hint of wet earth. The wine is dark and has good depth of color opening on the palate with licorice, dried cherries and plum. The wine is a bit closed at first but starts to open up nicely 1 to 2 hours later. The tannins are soft but not velvetty. the fruit comes forth nicely followed by hints of menthol and a little spice box and tar. This is a classic full bodied barolo that is built to age. My guess is that I will open the next bottle in 6 or 7 years to see how it develops. Nicely balanced and well built, This barolo left me somewhat unfulfilled as I expected more personality and complexity from this Bussia cru.
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