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2008 Susana Balbo Brioso Mendoza
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

(a blend of 60% cabernet sauvignon, 15% malbec, 10% each merlot and cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot; 40-day maceration):  Ruby-red.  Blackberry, licorice and sexy oak tones on the expressive nose and palate.  Juicy, suave and fine-grained, with an almost confectionery sweetness nicely leavened by harmonious acidity.  Finishes with a broad dusting of tannins and excellent persistence.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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A great wine - bravo Susana!
05/19/2013
by Seager11931714
My prior experience with the Mendoza region has been mixed - but this set a new high! Great bouquet and full bodied taste right out the bottle. It improved as the wine opened up over the next 2 to 3 hours, retaining the spicy tannins, but also smoothing out and becoming more silky. Great finish and persistence.

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