Wine Spectator (WS): 93
"The 2006 Barolo Cascina Dardi Bussia flows from the glass with gorgeous crushed flowers, berries, spices, licorice, cherries and kirsch, showing beautiful inner perfume and plenty of muscle. It is a structured, powerful Barolo best laid down for at least a few years. In most vintages Fantino bottles two non-Riserva Barolos; one aged in cask the other in French oak. Because of a change in his US importer, in 2006 Fantino blended the two wines together. Judging by all of the other wines I have tasted here over the years, and the 2007s I tasted from barrel on a recent visit, my sense is that the wines were better when they were bottled separately."