This complex Barbaresco offers aromas of cherry jam, spice box, tobacco, and leather. Full-bodied, but not heavy, this rich, concentrated effort can be drunk now, but promises to evolve for another 10-15 years.
Prunotto's 1996 Barolo Bussia is a spectacular, full-bodied, rich wine displaying scents of rose petals, tobacco, black fruits, cedar, and toasty French oak. Ripe, moderately tannic, dense, and chewy...
Bright medium red. Fruit-driven aroma dominated by fresh raspberry. Fruity, fresh and easygoing, with juicy acidity giving the fruit a sappy, penetrating quality. Palate-cleansing finish shows little sign of tannins. A tasty little fruit bomb.
Good full deep red. Sappy, spicy aromas of dark berries, dark chocolate and licorice. Fat, sweet and rich; a serious barbera with a fairly large frame. Big chocolately finish features some oak tannins.
Black-ruby. Extraordinarily sweet, deep aromas of cassis, black raspberry and smoke; like a liqueru. Huge, sweet and broad, with perfectly buffered acidity. Offers great depth for barbera. Finishes extremely long, with some dusty wood tannins. A bit like barbera on steroids, but undeniably impressive.