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2017 Susana Balbo Argentina & Chile (Red Blends) "Brioso"

Susana Balbo 2017 Brioso

Winery: Susana Balbo

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Brioso"

Wine Category: Argentina & Chile (Red Blends)

Grape blend: 41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Malbec, 22% Cabernet Franc & 5% Petite Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lujan de Cuyo

State or country: Argentina

Price: $45

Cases produced: 1,000

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: February 18, 2020

Wine Review: This very deep red colored blend from Susana Balbo is a very interesting wine that evolves greatly over 2 days. Initially this wine opens with a pleasant blueberry bouquet with hints of dark chocolate. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, very nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blend of mild boysenberry and stewed plums with lingering hints of mint, coffee and oak after the wine has drifted away. On day two the fruit in this wine really opens up and some blackberry jam and black licorice appear. The finish features moderate dry tannins that build-up and linger along with its fruit flavors. This wine would pair well with duck confit or wild boar ragu over fresh pasta. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep, bright ruby red color. It shows sweet red and black fruits, subtle oak and a great backbone of tannins. The red and black fruit aromas followed by an elegant grip over florality comes from the Cabernet Sauvignon. The other grapes blend in to add flavor and complexity. It has a fine, lifted finish with great ageing potential.

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