Susana Balbo Signature Brioso 2020 / 750 ml.

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VN9595 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2022
The 2020 Signature Brioso is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot from Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo and spent 14 months in French barrels. A dark garnet in the glass. The intricate nose offers herbs, ripe fruit and hints of plum, pepper and red currant with a whiff of mint. Creamy and expressive in the mouth with an expansive flow, good grip and juice, this is a classical, intense red with a prolix finish. (Joaquín Hidalgo)
JS9595 pts. - JamesSuckling.com - Wednesday, November 30, 2022
Racy and layered with black and red fruit, black chocolate, black olives, blueberries and a mineral accent. A tangy, elegant and juicy palate, rounded by dusty tannins that melt into the fruit. Long and refined. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 23% malbec, 19% cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot. Drink or hold.
RP9393 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 30th Nov 2022
The nose of the 2020 Brioso transports me directly to Agrelo and to a warmer year when tasting it next to other wines from cooler vintages in the Valle de Uco. It’s therefore more classical, with the floral Luján de Cuyo aromas of violets and herbs from the varieties—52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It achieved 14.5% alcohol and matured in new barriques for 15 months, which lent it abundant tannins and some oak aromas and flavors that are going to require some more time in bottle to be melted. 44,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez)
WE9191 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 7/1/2023
All grapes for this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot were sourced from Susana Balbo’s estate in Agrelo. It’s lively with elegant acidity and plush tannins. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, licorice and rosemary rise from the glass. This wine has a core of redfruit flavors wrapped in light notes of green bell pepper and coffee. (Jesica Vargas)

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot

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Argentina | Mendoza | Agrelo

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Deep, bright ruby red color. Aromas of dark berries, spices and notes of vegetables, mainly contributed by the two Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc). The fruity aromas continue in the mouth, followed by excellent tension due to its natural acidity. The other varieties provide texture and roundness to the blend. It is a wine of an elegant, lingering finish and great aging potential: it can be stored for up to 20 years.

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VN95 95 pts. / Vinous (Nov 2022)

The 2020 Signature Brioso is 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot from Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo and spent 14 months in French barrels. A dark garnet in the glass. The intricate nose offers herbs, ripe fruit and hints of plum, pepper and red currant with a whiff of mint. Creamy and expressive in the mouth with an expansive flow, good grip and juice, this is a classical, intense red with a prolix finish. (Joaquín Hidalgo)

JS95 95 pts. / JamesSuckling.com (Wednesday, November 30, 2022)

Racy and layered with black and red fruit, black chocolate, black olives, blueberries and a mineral accent. A tangy, elegant and juicy palate, rounded by dusty tannins that melt into the fruit. Long and refined. 52% cabernet sauvignon, 23% malbec, 19% cabernet franc and 6% petit verdot. Drink or hold.

RP93 93 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (30th Nov 2022)

The nose of the 2020 Brioso transports me directly to Agrelo and to a warmer year when tasting it next to other wines from cooler vintages in the Valle de Uco. It’s therefore more classical, with the floral Luján de Cuyo aromas of violets and herbs from the varieties—52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot. It achieved 14.5% alcohol and matured in new barriques for 15 months, which lent it abundant tannins and some oak aromas and flavors that are going to require some more time in bottle to be melted. 44,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2021. (Luis Gutiérrez)

WE91 91 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (7/1/2023)

All grapes for this blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot were sourced from Susana Balbo’s estate in Agrelo. It’s lively with elegant acidity and plush tannins. Aromas of cherry, raspberry, licorice and rosemary rise from the glass. This wine has a core of redfruit flavors wrapped in light notes of green bell pepper and coffee. (Jesica Vargas)

Description / Susana Balbo Signature Brioso 2020 / 750 ml.

Producer Notes

Deep, bright ruby red color. Aromas of dark berries, spices and notes of vegetables, mainly contributed by the two Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc). The fruity aromas continue in the mouth, followed by excellent tension due to its natural acidity. The other varieties provide texture and roundness to the blend. It is a wine of an elegant, lingering finish and great aging potential: it can be stored for up to 20 years.

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Country / Argentina

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Argentina took the wine world spotlight in the late 20th century with its plush, smooth Malbec. While the popular red grape still reigns supreme, Argentine wineries are increasingly putting forth excellent examples of multiple varietals, all at the extraordinary bargains that make this region so accessible.

Now the fifth largest wine-producing nation in the world, Argentina enjoys high-altitude and low-humidity vineyard sites, comparatively unencumbered by insects and disease. Argentina’s unique terroir has captured the interest of such internationally celebrated winemakers as Paul Hobbs and Michel Rolland, both of whom have projects in the country.

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SKU 59969
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Susana Balbo Signature Brioso
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Product Location - Location-Appellation Agrelo
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.5%
Brand Susana Balbo
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2020
Bin Location 0
Can it be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Malbec, 19% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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Argentina | Mendoza

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon

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VN9393 pts. - Vinous - Nov 2021
The 2019 Malbec Susana Balbo Signature contains a 6% dash of Petit Verdot, both from Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley and was aged in 30% new barrels for 13 months. Striking purple in the glass. The complex nose presents notes of plum and sour cherry with hints of violets, cedar and herbs. Free in the mouth, the juicy freshness and fine, chalky tannins dominate the palate, lending outline and depth. The finish is compact and structured by the reactive tannins. A couple more years in the bottle will do the 2019 a world of good. (Joaquín Hidalgo)
RP9191 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 31st Mar 2021
The 2019 Susana Balbo Signature Malbec, produced with grapes from Finca La Delfina in Paraje Altamira, contained 4% Petit Verdot, and that could be the reason why it felt a bit roasted when tasted next to the 2018 that was balanced by Cabernet Franc. It felt slightly riper, and the tannins were grainy. It needs food. 144,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2020.
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Argentina | Mendoza | Uco Valley

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Primary Grape: Malbec

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