poderi aldo conterno, barolo, bussia cicala 2016
JAMES SUCKLING
98
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2016 poderi aldo conterno, barolo, bussia cicala

Why We're Buying

Aldo Conterno Barolo Bussia Cicala is the flagship label for this legendary Piedmont producer, renowned for single-vineyard offerings. Made in extremely low volumes, this Barolo boasts a gorgeous nose of rich, pungent violet and musky black fruit aromas with refined notes of dried flowers and licorice. Currently, it's one of the highest-priced Barolos in the region.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
98

James Suckling

A really exotic red, showing burnt orange-peel to the dried-strawberry, chocolate-powder and light toasted-oak character. It’s full-bodied and chewy, yet ever so polished. A wild wine.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The Poderi Aldo Conterno 2016 Barolo Bussia Cicala offers a ripe fruit profile with layers of menthol and medicinal herb. The finish is beautiful, long and chalky, and you don't get as much alcohol in the Cicala (compared to Romirasco). The fruit is dried and streamlined, and this wine does show good promise for aging. The tannins are beautiful, coating your teeth and palate with no bitter edge.