Vinous: 93 points
Dark cherries, plums, scorched earth, menthol and licorice emerge from the 2009 Barolo Bussia. This is an especially muscular Barolo with tons of depth and resonance. Like so many 2009s, the Bussia will drink well early despite its considerable power and intensity. The 2009 turns balsamic, deep and expressive with time in the glass.