2015 Bussia Barolo DOCG
No, not half bottles!
Barolo lovers know Bussia well. Here Nebbiolo reaches its highest potential. A $200+ price tag is a totally normal price of entry to experience the best wines from this prestigious Cru. But these are not normal times. We somehow landed a small parcel of this 95 pointer beauty at 50% OFF!
Amongst 200+ Barolo reviewed by Wine Spectator from the 2015 vintage only FIVE others scored higher than this. And it was the #1 highest rated Bussia of them all! Here’s a chance to grab what will surely be one of the best bottles in your collection at an UNREAL price - $35?! ABSOLUTE MADNESS.
Gorgeous medium garnet with mild bricking on the wide circumference. The nose is perfumed, with dried cranberries, bright red cherry, pomegranate molasses, and black tea. Kirsch, exotic mushrooms, and a superb liveliness join in on the palate, offsetting massive fine-grained tannins. The finish gets savory and meaty as it wraps up long, with iron-clad mineral intensity. Don’t let the price fool you, you should lay this collectible bargain down at least a couple of years to resolve, or breathe a day in advance.
We do have a glorious vineyard and an exceptional vintage to thank here, as James Sucking explains; “The full capability of the Nebbiolo grape’s expressive nature is alive in Barolo 2015 and it is a vintage to really celebrate. In general, the wines are exuberantly fragrant and show fresh clear fruit on the nose with abundant aromatic complexity. Structurally they are rich in ripe, fine and powerful tannins. They are toned, muscular and athletic, coupled with freshness, a keen sense of focus, great length, and an astute balance. These wines also have the great fortune of offering instant appeal as well as more in-depth attraction, which is the hallmark of a truly great vintage. These wines will satisfy both the experienced palate and educated connoisseur. They are also very expressive and show strong typicity by communes and also single vineyards. But if there was one attribute to single out, it is the way in which these wines combine power with elegance. They are thrilling to taste.”
Thrilling indeed! One of the best examples from one of the best vintages - at this price?! Super limited - do not miss this opportunity!
95 Points – Wine Spectator
“Enticing cherry and raspberry flavors mark this round, supple Barolo, with accents of anise, leather, mineral and tar. Shows some muscle underneath, providing a base of dense tannins for support. All the elements mesh nicely, providing a lasting impression of sweet fruit in the lingering aftertaste. 200 cases imported. Best from 2022 through 2042.”
Gorgeous medium garnet with mild bricking on the wide circumference.
Dried cranberries, bright red cherry, pomegranate molasses, and black tea.
Kirsch, exotic mushrooms, and superb liveliness offsetting massive fine-grained tannins.
Gets savory and meaty as it wraps up long, with iron-clad mineral intensity.
Lay this down at least a couple of years to resolve, or breathe a day in advance.
What the Winery Says
- Gianmarco Ghisolfi
- 100% Nebbiolo
- Barolo DOCG, Piedmont
- Cru Bussia
- Average vine age
- 20-40 years.
- Planting density
- 5,500 vines/ha
- 300-350 meters
- South to south-west
- Marl, white tufa
- 10 days on skin
- 30 months
- Neutral botte 25-30 Hl