Susana Balbo 2008 Brioso – Wine of the Week Review
Posted By Barnaby Hughes On November 25, 2013 @ 9:47 am In Wine, Spirits, Beer & More | No Comments
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Varietals: 60 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 percent Malbec, 10 percent Merlot, 10 percent Cabernet Franc & 5 percent Petit Verdot
Production: 600 cases
Alcohol: 14.5 percent
Tasting Notes: Having worked as a consultant winemaker for 20 years, Susana Balbo struck out on her own in 1999 by founding Dominio del Plata. The winery produces a variety of wines under four different labels: Benmarco, Crios, Nosotros and the eponymous Susana Balbo. The 2008 Brioso is a well-balanced Bordeaux-style blend. It offers earthy aromas of cedar and mocha and ripe black fruit flavors with a touch of black tea and pepper. Moderate tannins provide depth and structure.
Food Pairings: Pork, lamb, quail, duck, roast squash
For more information, visit www.dominiodelplata.com.ar
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