Pecchenino’s 2016 Barolo Bussia is fabulous. Dark, ample and expansive, the 2016 possesses tremendous richness and yet retains a fairly classic sense of structure. Black cherry, menthol, tobacco, licorice and incense bring out the dark, virile side of Nebbiolo. Hints of orange peel, cinnamon and star anise add layers of nuance. This muscular, potent Barolo needs time so soften, but it is impressive in the early going.
Score: 94 points -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 2020