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Deep, brooding and intense garnet color with deep aromas of black currants framed by light French oak. Big, lush and concentrated with a core of red and black currant fruit. It has a range of layered flavors including dark chocolate, tobacco and cedar leading into a long finish. Pairs well with beef, pork, lamb, squab, quail and duck. Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Cabernet Franc, 16% Malbec, and 7% Petit Verdot.

  • Year: 2016
  • Alcohol Percent: 13.5%
  • Producer: Susana Balbo
95 Points
James Suckling
"Brambleberries, blackcurrants, boysenberries, oyster shell, creme de cassis and herbal liqueur but also freshly-cut rosemary, thyme and pepper. Very linear and vibrant on the palate with tightly-wound tannins and very fresh acidity that remains in balance all the way to the long finish. The freshness is really what leaves the final impression. Cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot. Try after 2021."
93 Points
Wine Advocate
"More austere in the palate but nicely aromatic, the 2016 Brioso shows quite open, with a mixture of violets and sweet spices. The blend this year is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot, and as always, it matured in brand new French oak barrels for 15 months. 20,000 bottles produced."
91 Points
"Bright dark ruby. Inviting scents of blackberry, violet and bitter chocolate. At once creamy, juicy and precise, conveying lovely floral lift and precision to its dark fruit and bitter chocolate flavors. This rather delicate wine boasts excellent lift in the mouth. Finishes with nicely buffered, ripe tannins and slowly rising length. Should make a very elegant dinner-table wine. Balbo shortened this wine's time in 100% new oak from 15 to 12 months in 2016. (Incidentally, she sold much of her 2015 Brioso red to Chile's national airline, LAN.)"

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Item #26016

Susana Balbo Single Vineyard Brioso 2016 750ml

country: Argentina/region: Mendoza

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