1997 Prunotto "Bussia" Barolo
Very dark ruby red. Intense blackberry, plum and Indian spices. Full-bodied, with superripe, powerful tannins and a long, long finish. Balanced, refined and beautifully textured. Better than I remember. Impressive. (JS, Web-2007)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The profound 1997 Barolo Bussia boasts intense aromas of molasses, cherry liqueur, melted tar, licorice, and toast. Dense and full-bodied, with enormous quantities of glycerin and fat, this hedonistic, thick, viscous Barolo can be drunk now and over the next 15-16 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Deep red. Spicy, lively aromas of dark berries and dark chocolate. Chewy and dense; the enticingly sweet red berry flavors are kept fresh by harmonious, ripe acidity. Finishes firmly tannic and long, with hints of cocoa powder and mocha. (ST)
Monforte d'Alba. Very deep colour and one of the few wines to have a truly knockout classic Barolo nose. Dense and deep with massive tannic charge. Very impressive. Chewy and long term and no compromises. 18/20 points.