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2006 Susana Balbo Brioso Mendoza
Producer: Susana Balbo
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
90(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2009
($45; 77% cabernet sauvignon, 10% malbec, 8% merlot and 5% petit verdot) Bright red-ruby. Musky dark fruits, graphite, licorice, cedary oak and a whiff of earth on the nose. Dense and serious, with sweet currant, graphite and cedary oak flavors complicated by a saline soil character and a whiff of musky reduction. Dry, broad and lush on the back end; coats the palate without leaving behind any undue impression of weight. The ripe tannins build, suggesting that this should improve in bottle over the next several years.