97 Wine Advocate - Showing the precision and purity of the celebrated Bussia MGA (in Monforte d'Alba), the Oddero 2016 Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Mondoca has a lifted and largely floral bouquet with pressed rose, spicy potpourri, licorice, cinnamon stick, rosemary sprig and a hint of lavender. The intensity and the purity of the bouquet is beautiful, and although the oak tones play a prominent role at this stage, they will certainly integrate within the elegant, mid-weight texture of this Barolo.
96 Vinous - The 2016 Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Mondoca is a powerful, brooding, old-school wine. Leather, melted road tar, rose petal, anise, macerated dark cherry, plum and spicecake give the 2016 its super-traditional profile. Swaths of tannin wrap it all together in a dense, strapping Barolo that will need a number of years to become approachable. For readers who want to know what Barolo is all about, well, this is it. Don't miss it.