James Suckling: 97pts
Wow. This is very powerful 2010 Barolo with a great depth of fruit and powerful tannins. Full and super-structured Barolo. Goes on for minutes. Great wine from a popular vintage. Better in 2020.
Publish Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017
Wine Spectator: 95pts
Beginning to turn the corner, this red exhibits fragrant aromas of cherry, leather, mushroom and spice. Smooth and full of ripe fruit, with a firm structure for support. Still needs some time, but already shows complexity and harmony. Best from 2018 through 2035. 150 cases made.
International Wine Report: 95pts
The 2010 Bussia Vigna Mondoca 'Riserva' Barolo is a sensational showing. While this wine typically spends 36 months in 30Hl oak barrels, as a Riserva, it spends five years in barrel. At this early stage there are still some subtle hints of the extended time in oak, however the gorgeous aromas of ripe cherries and red berries along with dried floral, licorice, minerals, exotic spices are what really stand out. On the palate this is beautifully structured with nicely polished tannins and excellent balance all the way through the long, lingering finish. Today, this is already quite appealing, but there is no doubt this will continue to evolve gracefully with time and show its best stuff with some additional bottle age. Just under 300 cases produced. (Best 2020-2034) - February, 2017 (JD)