The Oddero Barolo Bussia Vigna Mondoca Riserva is aged in 30Hl oak barrels for approximately 36 months, and then in the bottle. During the best vintages, the Bussia Vigna Mandoca wine becomes a Reserve, ageing in the Oddero cellar for a total of 5 years.
Tasting Notes: Mellow and elegant bouquet with scents of berries and natural balsamic notes, Mediterranean woodlands and dried rose reminiscent of goudron with ageing. Well-balanced on the palate with elegant and assertive tannic texture, long and complex finish.
The dust has settled now, and it’s pretty clear that 2015 was an excellent vintage. In some cases, better than 2016, though that’s probably not news. Ripe plum and cherry, liquorice, dried rose and an earth/tar thing. It’s a brooding wine, but fresh too, with a distinct ‘mineral’ character, rich and fleshy ironstone tannin, a lavish chewiness, and huge finish offering hazelnut and and spice, and more of that liquorice richness. Intense. Outstanding.