Susana Balbo Brioso 2008**** 750ml 2008
Sku: 39490
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Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Bordeaux Blend
Type: Still wine
Reg. $39.99
Buy Susana Balbo Brioso 2008****
Wine & Spirits 93 points - The 2008 Brioso is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 10% Merlot, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, aged for 15 months in 100% new French oak. It offers up an already complex aromatic array of sandalwood, exotic spices, lavender, tobacco, black currant, and black cherry. Full-bodied on the palate, with outstanding volume and impeccable balance, this lengthy effort will benefit from 2-3 years of additional cellaring and offers a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2023.

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In a country dominated by male winemakers, Susana Balbo stands out not only for her gender, but for her incredible skill and experience. She has been making wine since she earned her enology degree in 1981, and she has probably produced a wider variety of wines than any other winemaker in Argentina. Susana was the first Argentine winemaker to be hired as a consultant to make wine outside of Argentina. She has made wine in Australia, California, Chile, France, Italy, South Africa, and Spain, and she spends a month each year in a different wine region of the world studying with local winemakers and growers.

After twenty years of producing wines for others, Susana decided it was time to apply her education and experience to her own wines and put her name right on the bottle. Susana strives for balance in her wines, with layers of complexity coming from the individually fermented varietals. She wants people who drink her wines to feel that every sip from the glass is as exciting as the first.