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ACCOLADE RESULTS

95 points

2015 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

Patricio Tapia, Descorchados, September 2017

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92 points

2015 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

James Suckling, James Suckling, June 2018

“Aromas of blueberry, hot stone and berry follow through to a medium body, lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. A little lean in the center palate. Drink or hold.”

91 points

2015 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, October 2018

“A fresh-tasting red, with concentrated flavors of cherry, raspberry and damson plum that feature some tobacco leaf notes. The vibrant finish offers engaging minerality, green olive accents and firm tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 40 cases imported. ”

91 points

2015 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, July 2018

“As with other wines, I tasted both the 2015 and 2016 vintages of the Brioso blend, and the 2015 Brioso showed the slightly riper and more generous character of the year. This wine is always produced with the grapes planted around the vineyard, but the blend varies slightly with the year. In 2015, it is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot. The palate is round and polished, with moderate acidity. 18,000 bottles were filled in September 2016.”

90 points

2015 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

International Wine Review, October 2017

“Medium dark red. This blend of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot offers a lot of drinking pleasure in an inexpensive package. The nose recalls red plum and black raspberry with light herbal notes. There’s good density on the palate with a continuation of bright fruit with an earthy edge and some bright uplifting red fruit notes.”

95 points

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

Patricio Tapia, Descorchados, January 2017

“The chosen from Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo”

95 points

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

James Suckling, James Suckling, May 2016

“A powerful and structured red with balance and harmony. Full body, fine and silky tannins and a chocolate, tile and currant undertone. 45% cabernet sauvignon, 25% malbec, 25% cabernet franc and 5% petit verdot.”

93 points

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, December 2017

“A well-sculpted and lusciously fruity red, with a complex mix of raspberry, currant and plum flavors that are matched to fresh acidity. Minerally midpalate with a long finish that echoes notes of slate, dried herb and pepper. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2022. 834 cases made.”

92 points

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, December 2016

“Susana Balbo's 2014 Brioso also belongs to the Signature range, and it's a selection of the best plots from their vineyard in Agrelo, the coolest part of Luján de Cuyo. The blend varies with the year, and in 2014 it was 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% each Malbec and Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. The Malbec fermented in a 6,500-liter tank and the rest in open top barrels, all with indigenous yeasts. This is still aged in 100% new French oak barrels for some 15 months. It has a 1990s profile, with plenty of oak-related aromas, sweet spices, smoke, dark chocolate and espresso coffee. There is a little less toast in the barrels used in this 2014. The palate shows abundant, slightly dusty tannins and classical proportions, elegant within the powerful style. They are progressively reducing the influence of the barrels in the wine, but this is still for fans of oaky wines. The notes from the élevage should integrate with more time in bottle. 14,000 bottles produced.”

91 points

2014 Susana Balbo Signature Brioso

Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, July 2017

“Bright red-ruby. Very ripe, inviting aromas of kirsch, blackberry, licorice, violet, mint and nutty new oak. A fairly concentrated, sweet midweight with a slightly reductive quality to its black cherry, berry and licorice flavors. Offers lovely verve and balance without any excesses, with sound acidity giving shape to the wine. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and a hint of youthful dryness. This is excellent.”

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