The 2004 Barolo Bussia is a superb example of Parusso?s philosophy. An array of spices, roasted coffee beans, plums, prunes and toasted oak flavors emerge from this pretty, layered Barolo. As it sits in the glass it gains volume and weight, with attractive mentholated, balsamic notes that add further complexity. Despite its depth and power, the wine remains graceful and light on its feet, showing terrific poise and balance. Sweet notes from the oak frame the long lingering finish. I tasted this alongside the 2001 and found a slight preference for the older vintage. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2024.