Oddero

Mondoca di Bussia Soprana Barolo Nebbiolo

9.2109 ratings
9.242 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

A few days back I had the pleasure of having the 1998 Oddero Mondoca di Bussia Soprana Barolo.

On the nose there was black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, tar, oak, dried roses and a dried earth component.

On the palate was black cherry, fig, licorice, spice, subtle oak, leather, a bit of herbaceous notes and dried earth.

The wine is medium to full bodied and a velvety mouthfeel with medium + acidity still and medium + smooth tannins that lead to a long dark fruit finish. This was truly a pleasure to have. Christmas is soon upon us, so have a joyous and safe holiday. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

A few days back I had the pleasure of having the 1998 Oddero Mondoca di Bussia Soprana Barolo.

On the nose there was black cherry, black raspberry, black currant, tar, oak, dried roses and a dried earth component.

On the palate was black cherry, fig, licorice, spice, subtle oak, leather, a bit of herbaceous notes and dried earth.

The wine is medium to full bodied and a velvety mouthfeel with medium + acidity still and medium + smooth tannins that lead to a long dark fruit finish. This was truly a pleasure to have. Christmas is soon upon us, so have a joyous and safe holiday. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

1 person found it helpfulDec 21st, 2019
Alex Alvärëz

Simply absurd. Incredible concentration, all leather and bitter chocolate and stewed fruit and black black tar. Voluptuous and concentrated, but with great grip. And despite all the savor and brood, still there's plenty of nerve.

Simply absurd. Incredible concentration, all leather and bitter chocolate and stewed fruit and black black tar. Voluptuous and concentrated, but with great grip. And despite all the savor and brood, still there's plenty of nerve.

1 person found it helpfulAug 4th, 2014
Severn Goodwin

Blind Dinner, 10+ Year, Open Theme; 15 May 2017 at Prairie Whale, Great Barrington, MA

Blind Dinner, 10+ Year, Open Theme; 15 May 2017 at Prairie Whale, Great Barrington, MA

May 16th, 2017
Max Coane

3000L of pure intensity.

3000L of pure intensity.

Mar 12th, 2016
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

8.3

Late night sips... 1998 Oddero Mondoca di Bussia Soprano Barolo. #unwined Nose immediately engages w soft, seductive rosey notes & bits of anise. Palate shows a little lovey raspbry, cherry & dried herbs. A wee past its prime as the 14.5% alc shows a bit hot here. But still fairly enjoyable.

Late night sips... 1998 Oddero Mondoca di Bussia Soprano Barolo. #unwined Nose immediately engages w soft, seductive rosey notes & bits of anise. Palate shows a little lovey raspbry, cherry & dried herbs. A wee past its prime as the 14.5% alc shows a bit hot here. But still fairly enjoyable.

Nov 22nd, 2015
Kevin Walsh

Wine blogger doxologywine.com; Freelance Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) Doxology Wine Consulting

8.5

Till very tight and tannic, 20 years on!

Till very tight and tannic, 20 years on!

Nov 17th, 2015
Jeffrey Bencus

Head Sommelier Julian Serrano, Las Vegas

7.3

Madeirized and oxidized.

Madeirized and oxidized.

Feb 12th, 2015
Jay McInerney

Novelist, Wine Critic Town & Country, Expensive Wino & Gastronaut

9.0

Got the 97 ripeness but also tar and roses.

Got the 97 ripeness but also tar and roses.

Jan 7th, 2015
Casey Tatham

No aggressive Nebbiolo tannins; satin-like smoothness; Delicate & complex; the proverbial peacock. I would have guessed a good Premier Cru Burgundy.

No aggressive Nebbiolo tannins; satin-like smoothness; Delicate & complex; the proverbial peacock. I would have guessed a good Premier Cru Burgundy.

Dec 7th, 2014
Peter Scudamore-Smith MW

Grand Barolo from Oddero; Bussia cru; drying yes; at Il Vigneto lunch

Grand Barolo from Oddero; Bussia cru; drying yes; at Il Vigneto lunch

Sep 29th, 2014