I find balms are a YMMV thing, just like everything else. I have found some balms that others recommend are greasy to me, even though they aren't to them.
Ingredient wise, I find Stirling and WhollyKaw to be good balms. WK I find easily absorbs for me. Stirling doesn't absorb as easily and initially leaves some white streaks, almost like sunscreen.
Wickhams absorbs easily, but I think it's a step down in formula.
Chatillon Lux salve, Martin de Candre post shave oil and Declaration Grooming Liniment don't absorb for me.
I can't remember how TSW Balm compares, I'll give it a go in a few days and let you know.