Susana Balbo Signature Malbec

Many Malbec associate with powerful, robust and sweet-fruited red wines, but Susana Balbo chooses instead to emphasize the elegant fruity and minerality of the grape variety. Made with purchased grapes from Altamira, this impressive, limestone-influenced Malbec contains 8% Cabernet Sauvignon in this vintage. It’s a scented, well balanced expression of the grape with bright acidity, crunchy blackberry fruit, well integrated oak and filigree tannins. More evidence of the change of style here.

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VARIETALS
92% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon

VINTAGE
2018

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14.5%
Residual sugar 1.92 g/l
Total acidity 5.8 g/l
pH 3.74

APPEARANCE
Beautiful deep violet color.

NOSE
Exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry and blueberries framed by hints of spices and mint.

PALATE
On the palate the aromas are joined by ripe plum fruit and notes of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of mint on the finish. This is a ripe and rich style with a long velvety finish.

AGEING
13 months in 80% new French oak barrels and 20% second use French oak barrels.

PAIRING 
Beef, pork, game meats, cream-based sauces.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now or keep it for a couple of years.

RATINGS

93pts

93pts

4.0

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