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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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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.