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Bricco Bussia Vigna Cicala Barolo Nebbiolo

9.324 ratings
9.62 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
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. The wine was reddish tawny in color, but a bit cloudy from the get-go (with the sponsor accepting blame for a decanting issue). It needed many hours of air in front of us to develop tell-tale old Barolo characteristics and blossom into an amazing wine. At first my description was faded fruit, some cherry and some sweetness. After ~2-4 hours of more air, it blossomed to show roses, tea, some tar and some earthy soy sauce. Great structure, with tannins resolved but still holding the fruit in place. A sweetness comes accross over time, with some soy notes that grew as the wine gobbled oxygen. The wine elevated itself thoughout the day to become WOTD for many.

Tasted blind. The wine was reddish tawny in color, but a bit cloudy from the get-go (with the sponsor accepting blame for a decanting issue). It needed many hours of air in front of us to develop tell-tale old Barolo characteristics and blossom into an amazing wine. At first my description was faded fruit, some cherry and some sweetness. After ~2-4 hours of more air, it blossomed to show roses, tea, some tar and some earthy soy sauce. Great structure, with tannins resolved but still holding the fruit in place. A sweetness comes accross over time, with some soy notes that grew as the wine gobbled oxygen. The wine elevated itself thoughout the day to become WOTD for many.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Robert Wolfe

Vivid and lively, with fine, fresh tannins and excellent mid-palate depth. This is a composed and stately wine of restrained power, poised to cellar for years to some.

Vivid and lively, with fine, fresh tannins and excellent mid-palate depth. This is a composed and stately wine of restrained power, poised to cellar for years to some.

Jan 22nd, 2017
D Ret
9.4

Cherries, jalapeño, black pepper, and tar.. lovely wine..

Cherries, jalapeño, black pepper, and tar.. lovely wine..

Jun 6th, 2020
Al Archibald

Great wine.. hint of cherry,oak and vanilla with red fruit.. truly a fan

Great wine.. hint of cherry,oak and vanilla with red fruit.. truly a fan

Jun 6th, 2020
Ron Siegel

Lots of dark cherry, spice, licorice & tar. Rich & full bodied.

Lots of dark cherry, spice, licorice & tar. Rich & full bodied.

Feb 13th, 2019
Helen O

A. Great bottle. Mushroom raisin and forest floor on the nose and palate. Great bottle. September 28, 2018

A. Great bottle. Mushroom raisin and forest floor on the nose and palate. Great bottle. September 28, 2018

Sep 29th, 2018
Kyle Wanserski

Really cool experience, first time having a wine from before I was born. The fruit was laced with leather and a distinct dusty smoky finish. Still struck a fair balance for the age, but not as approachable as I had hoped. Made me think of dad's tool shed growing up.

Really cool experience, first time having a wine from before I was born. The fruit was laced with leather and a distinct dusty smoky finish. Still struck a fair balance for the age, but not as approachable as I had hoped. Made me think of dad's tool shed growing up.

Nov 5th, 2017
Vijay Parikh

With four hours in the decanter this is a simply gorgeous wine with both primary and secondary flavors

With four hours in the decanter this is a simply gorgeous wine with both primary and secondary flavors

Oct 28th, 2017
Vijay Parikh

With 3.5 hours using Audoze method and an hour in the decanter the wine is aromatically classical with Rose, tar and truffles and well balanced. The secondary flavors muted but noticeable.

With 3.5 hours using Audoze method and an hour in the decanter the wine is aromatically classical with Rose, tar and truffles and well balanced. The secondary flavors muted but noticeable.

Aug 15th, 2017
Ron Siegel

Classic old style Barolo with dark red fruits, tar, balsamic & floral. So fresh with great acidity.

Classic old style Barolo with dark red fruits, tar, balsamic & floral. So fresh with great acidity.

Jul 1st, 2017