2009 poderi aldo conterno, barolo, bussia granbussia riserva
Why We're Buying
Poderi Aldo Conterno Granbussia is a titan in the world of Barolo. This pricey nebbiolo earned a 100-point rating from wine critic James Suckling in 2008, who called it, "Perfect now and it will improve with age for decades ahead." Poderi Aldo Conterno Granbussia also returned 73.8% on investment from 2017 to 2021, leading investors to clamor for the 3,000 or so annual bottles that the estate releases.
Opulent but far from jammy, with aromas of leather and cherries. It’s velvety, with lovely depth of flavour and luxurious tannins, a harmonious wine with no rough edges. Magnificent balance and texture and tremendous length. Drinking Window 2020-2045.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
This wine blew me away. The 2009 Barolo Riserva Granbussia is a proud achievement and an expression of rare beauty. This wine will be released this fall, some nine years after the harvest. Only 3,000 bottles were produced. The Granbussia narrative is one of elegance and refinement. The fruit comes from two vineyard parcels in the greater Bussia cru and was co-fermented (instead of being blended after malolactic fermentation). So much fruit was dropped during the summer growing cycle that the harvest came later than usual. This allowed for slow, even ripening and a deeper sense of aromatic complexity that you immediately identify here. The nose is redolent of wet earth and autumnal leaf with white truffle and forest berry. The wine offers extreme Nebbiolo purity with anise seed, tar and licorice. Drink from 2020-2050.