"1999 Barolo Bussia—Translucent dark ruby. Deep, aromatic nose of roses, tar, menthol, and licorice. Absolutely gorgeous on the palate, offering rich sensations of sweet black cherry fruit and well-integrated oak, with excellent persistence and freshness on the finish. A remarkable wine of great balance, elegance, and harmony. You would hardly know this saw 100% new Taransaud oak. To be released in 2006. 93 points/drink after 2009, tasted 05/05
Speak with oldtimers here and they will tell you that Pianpolvere has long been considered one of the very best sites for Nebbiolo production owing to its warm microclimate and the terroir’s ability to retain water. Rocche dei Manzoni owner Valentino Migliorini purchased the Pianpolvere Soprano estate after the tragic death of its previous owner, Beppe Fenocchio. This 1999 Barolo is the first wine to be made entirely under the supervision of the Migliorini family, and it is a stunning wine...