Susana Balbo Malbec 2017 - Buster's Liquors & Wines
Susana Balbo Malbec 2017
SKU: 26309

Susana Balbo Malbec 2017

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750ml
$24.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco
Brand Susana Balbo
Alcohol/vol 14.4%
Intense purple color with aromas of blackberry, black cherry framed by notes of spices and mint. The outstanding aromas are repeated in the mouth and harmoniously combine with the ripe plum and subtle notes of vanilla, semi bitter chocolate and mint in the end. It is a wine of great body, velvety with a pleasant and persistent finish.
Wine Advocate
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There are some spicy and smoky aromas in the 2017 Susana Balbo Signature Malbec, which matured in oak barrels, 30% of them new, the rest second use, for 13 months. It comes from Altamira and has some 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. There are notes of ripe berries, blackberries and a touch of toast. It has flavors of creamy oak, herbs and ripe fruit. They have been lowering the oak in this range, but it's still oakier than the BenMarco range. 100,000 bottles produced.

Luis Gutierrez, October 2019
Vinous
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Bright ruby-red. More medicinal on the nose than the Signature Cabernet, showing slightly reduced aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate. Very intense and alive, with surprising acidity and sexy chalky mineral lift giving the wine terrific inner-mouth tension (the pH of this Altamira wine is a moderate 3.5--lower than that of the Cabernet Sauvignon). Finishes with suave, broad tannins and touch of charcoal. This sexy wine should age gracefully and is a splendid value. (aged for 13 months in 30% new and 70% used French oak)

Stephen Tanzer, September 2019
Wine Spectator
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Notes of black olive accent the dark currant, tar and dried blackberry flavors, featuring vibrant mineral hints. The firm, savory finish lingers with slate elements. Drink now through 2024. 8,000 cases made, 6,800 cases imported.

Kim Marcus, December 2019