2012 Susana Balbo, "Signature" Malbec, Mendoza

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Press and Tasting Notes

[93 pts James Suckling] "A fresh, balanced and harmonious red with cherries, berries and hints of nutmeg character. Full and super integrated with fine tannins and a long, flavorful finish." --- "Sexy aromas of blackberry, huckleberry, violet, mocha and nutty oak." {Stephen Tanzer] ---- This is one of our favorite Mablecs. Pure, soil-inflected a ... Read More »

A Merchant's Pick


Featured August 05, 2014

THE REVIEW

One of the best value Malbecs coming out of Argentina today is the 2012 Susana Balbo Signature Malbec. It is a classic, terroir driven Malbec that is explosive yet balanced.
    The fruit for this luscious red is grown at over 3,000 feet in desert-like Mendoza vineyards. This unique terrain stresses the vines forcing them to extract deep rooted minerals that are revealed in an expressive and wonderfully complex wine.
    From the very first pour, you will be overwhelmed with the wine's layers and rich berry flavors. Replete with multidimensional exotic spices, the wine is intertwined with ripe plum, espresso and cocoa. A powerful and nicely structured red, Balbo's Signature Malbec is filled with wild raspberry and bittersweet cocoa notes. The palate unfolds into velvety layers of plum, currant, anise and truffle. Notes of white pepper and minerals accompany fine-grained tannins on a long, memorable finish.
    This magnificent Malbec is a must have for Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec fans. It is perfect for barbecue season and more. Pull the cork now and over the next five years. Enjoy! Read More »