Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2009 Barolo Bussia is a magnificent wine that makes a bold opening statement thanks to the high caliber and intensity of its bouquet. Power and sheer determination set the wine on course smoothly over the palate and the quality of the tannin is firm and tense. The wine presents fruit characteristics of dried cherry and cassis that are not too obvious but are soon followed by delicate tobacco, Indian spice, cola, tar and licorice. It’s a picture-perfect young Barolo for 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (Jun 2013)
Vinous 91 points - (15.2% alcohol): Moderately saturated medium red. Lovely Burgundian aromas of red cherry, raspberry and rose petal, plus a hint of marzipan. Silky on entry, then fresh and youthful in the mid-palate, with lovely cut and framing acidity to the red fruit and floral flavors. A generous style but wears its elevated alcohol gracefully, finishing with an almost tart cranberry character and lovely lingering perfume. -- Stephen Tanzer
91+ Points (Nov 2013)
Wine Spectator 92 points - Starts out rich and full of pure cherry and raspberry flavors, featuring a sweetness that dissipates as the dusty tannins emerge. Shows a little heat, but finds balance in the end, with sweet fruit and spice notes. Best from 2016 through 2030.óB.S. (Oct 9 2013)
the grapes used to make Barolo come from vineyards which are at least 20 years old.