Susana Balbo Brioso 2006, Agrelo, Mendoza, Unfined And Unfiltered

Red Blend Red Blend
Mendoza, Argentina

$27.75 (95265)

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November 24, 2012

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Brioso is a mature blend of all five Bordeaux varieties with cabernet sauvignon in the lead at 75%. It has a generous...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A high elevation Bordeaux blend from Susana Balbo's top tier, the Brioso delivers a sultry, feminine appeal with...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A cabernet sauvignon-led Bordeaux blend. The nose is hot and alcoholic, very minty-herbal-medicinal, sort of...

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Community Reviews (2)

Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opened up with aromas of crushed wild berries, plum, black currant, soft leather, exotic spices and vanilla notes. On the mouthfeel, medium-full bodied, lively acidity, soft tannins with a silky smooth texture. This blend has a medium length on the finish, somewhat sweet with flavours of vanilla, soft seductive fruit and gentle wood spice. This wine was six years old and in my view, drinking at its prime. I would have preferred more tannins to give this wine a little more structure. Its strength is its aromatics. No doubt that this Susana Balbo Brioso 2006 is easy to enjoy.

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Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

Too ripe, with prune, cassis liqueur, vanilla and oak spice dominating the nose. The palate is markedly low in acid, and alcohol is off balance. This is drinking as though it's 20%!

While still enjoyable (and the sale price lends some consolation), I expected more from a $35 dollar bottle and such a highly reputed producer.

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