Wafting aromas of redcurrants, black cherries and mildly smoky and sweet vanilla oak. Layers of currant fruit, dense black cherry, and notes of brown spice (cocoa, nutmeg), dark chocolate, and hints of sandalwood. Keeps showing its stuff as it breathes in the glass - for folks who want the full experience and may be a bit impatient, decanting is a good idea. Perfect balance, great concentration and length, and loaded with fine, ripe tannins for having with food or for aging.
dark ruby colour in the glass. dark brooding fruit aromas with nutmeg, sandalwood with a definite smoky edge. dense and complex. wine initially unravels with cranberry red fruits with fresh acidity, mid palate is a little drier with black fruit and smoky (almost bacon like) with long tannins and a chocolate finish. a big wine that has massive charachter. love it.
Ken's Wine Guide(2004 Vintage) I recently went to a wine tasting with winemaker Susanna Balbo pouring her wines. My favorite wine was the 2001 Brioso for $45. That wine was Excellent, but is all but gone. So I thought I would t...