poderi aldo conterno, barolo, bussia cicala 2013

poderi aldo conterno, barolo, bussia cicala 2013
WINE ENTHUSIAST
96
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
95

Critics' Scores

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    96
    Wine Enthusiast

    Aromas of dark berry, iris, menthol and a whiff of oak emerge on this vibrant wine. Firmly structured but loaded with finesse, the palate delivers ripe Marasca cherry, crushed black raspberry, vanilla, savory mineral and thyme alongside fine-grained tannins. A licorice note wraps around the tight finish. This is still primary so be sure to give it time to fully develop. Drink 2025–2045.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    95
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2013 Barolo Bussia Cicala is a beautiful wine with impressive depth and a profound sense of sharpness. This part of the Bussia cru sees a mix of clay soils (40%) with limestone (60%). In a sense, Cicala is the most indicative of the greater Bussia cru both in terms of its geological properties and its general taste profile. You get a lot of fruit in this wine followed by tannic firmness and evident power. Together, the wine presents balanced results. The alcohol here is 14.5% and I'm told that the upcoming 2016 vintage is almost a full degree stronger.

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    99
    James Suckling

    The aromas of flowers, blackberries, and white truffles are superb. Full to medium body and ultra-fine tannins. The finish lasts for minutes. An amazing Cicala. Don't miss this. Drink in 2022.

Simple, modern wine investing

Intelligently add wine to a diversified portfolio you can savor.

two glasses
three glasses