2022 Susana Balbo Crios Malbec

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Type of Wine Red
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Winery Susana Balbo
Vintage 2022
Grape Malbec
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2023 - 2027
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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, beloved and a bit controversial. Under her motto 'where there is a will, there is a wine' she creates her path 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 situated breathtakingly against the backdrop of the Andes Mountains. In 2016, the name was changed to Susana Balbo Wines.

The Crios Malbec is a beauty of a wine and a malbec with an almost unbeatable price/quality. The Malbec grapes have matured for 9 months in French oak before being bottled. The Crios Malbec is a sublime wine that swings in the glass. Drifting aromas of cherries, plum and blackcurrants with slightly spicy elements. Full taste, fruitiness dominates, especially plums and blackberries, and light vanilla notes. Elegant and juicy aftertaste. The Crios Malbec was recently featured on the cover of Decanter Magazine as one of the “Top 3 Value Malbecs from Argentina” and has been awarded 91/100 Parker and 92/100 Suckling. Parker starts his review with: "The spectacular 2018 Críos Malbec is aromatic, floral and expressive, varietal and clean, with structure and fine tannins, with nice balance"

This wine can be consumed on almost any occasion, on its own or with a variety of dishes such as roast beef, barbecues.

Vineyard for 2022 Susana Balbo Crios 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
Winery Susana Balbo
Grape Malbec
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2027
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 91
James Suckling rating 92
Tasting Profiles Dry, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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