The 2016 Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Mondoca is a powerful, brooding, old-school wine. Leather, melted road tar, rose petal, anise, macerated dark cherry, plum and spicecake give the 2016 its super-traditional profile. Swaths of tannin wrap it all together in a dense, strapping Barolo that will need a number of years to become approachable. For readers who want to know what Barolo is all about, well, this is it. Don’t miss it.
Anticipated maturity: 2028-2056