2019 Susana Balbo Signature Malbec

25.95 21.45
Type of Wine Red
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Valle de Uco
Winery Susana Balbo
Year 2019
Grape Malbec
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2028
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Susana Balbo is one of Argentina 's leading and most innovative winemakers . In 1981 Susana graduated as the first female oenologist in Argentine wine history. She then worked for 25 years for various large wine estates as a winemaker. She is seen as the 'Evita Péron' of Argentine viticulture. Influential, loved and a little controversial. Under her motto 'where there is a will, there is a wine' she creates her way to her ultimate dream: her own winery where she can go wild with her ideas about making sublime wines. In 1999 she started her own wine estate Dominio del Plato in the heart of the Lujan de Cuyo in Mendoza. The winery is breathtakingly set against the backdrop of the Andes Mountains. In 2016 the name was changed to Susana Balbo Wines.

The Susana Balbo Malbec from the Signature series is the most beautiful Malbec in the range. The wine comes from the Grandcru area of Altamira, San Carlos in the Valle de Uco. The wine has a beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberries, black cherries and blueberries framed by hints of spice and mint. The delicious aromas are reflected on the palate and are accompanied by ripe plum fruit and notes of toasted vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of mint in the finish. This is a ripe and rich wine style with a long velvety finish.

93/100 Suckling

Vineyard for 2019 Susana Balbo Signature Malbec

You can say that Susana Balbo Wines has an unusual history. The woman behind this winery actually wanted to study nuclear medicine, but her parents did not allow her to leave Mendoza. Then she surrendered to the family culture: viticulture. She was the first woman in Argentina to become an oenologist and, once a winemaker, the first Argentine woman to be hired for advice by international wineries. In 1999 she started her own winery in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza. Her son and daughter also work in the family business. Located at the foot of the Andes mountains, the vineyards benefit from the pure meltwater that flows down in spring and summer. When making her wines, Susana combines the knowledge of the terroir with winemaking techniques. The art of blending, she says, is the way of expressing a winemaker's top talent. The play of aromas and flavors from the different terroirs resembles the color palette used by a painter.

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Type of Wine Red
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Valle de Uco
Winery Susana Balbo
Grape Malbec
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2019
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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