Giacosa Fratelli Barolo Bussia 2017


A fine Barolo from one of the region’s most exciting districts that receives a lengthy maceration in a variety of casks. The family see it as an especially good match for wild boar, but no doubt there are alternatives which will work just as well. Notes of florals, spices and smoked meats emerge on the nose, along with hints of dried herbs. There is good structure here with plenty of grip from the pleasingly sleek tannins. Very long and well balanced throughout, with a big finish. This will drink superbly for ten to fifteen years and could well be a wine which is considered to transcend its vintage.