Barolo Bussia 2016 Ceretto
€ 133,04 (in Vat)
This is the second vintage created after Ceretto started farming in Monforte d'Alba. Specifically, the 2016 Barolo Bussia sees fruit sourced from Bussia Soprana, one of the various subdivisions of the larger Bussia cru. I loved the inaugural 2015 vintage, and my initial impression of 2016 evokes that same excitement. This is a worthy addition to the Ceretto portfolio; it's a wine that offers enormous silkiness and textural finesse. Those beautiful Nebbiolo aromas are all there—the wild cherry, licorice and rust—but I am particularly impressed by the soft elegance of the mouthfeel, which gives equal space to fruity sweetness, acidity and structure. It's not as long as the outstanding Bricco Rocche (from Castiglione Falletto), but almost.
Winespectator / James Suckling (95)
Lots of ripe, focused fruit here with dried-strawberry, floral and spice aromas. Hints of crushed stones. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a balance of ripe tannins and a savory finish. Needs time to come together, but already so attractive.