External Reviews for Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon
Ripe and polished, with good cherry and currant fruit backed by sweet spice and toast notes. Thereandrsquo;s a nice hint of briar on the finish. Drink now.
Bright red-ruby. Black raspberry, musky espresso and bitter chocolate. A step up in intensity and grip from the bonarda-syrah blend, but in a distinctly structured style, even a bit tough for a young cabernet in this price range. With its solid tannic spine and finishing spice, this is not at all a tutti-frutti style of cabernet.
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon spent 9 months in one-year-old French and American oak and was bottled without fining or filtration. Purple-colored, it reveals an expressive perfume of cedar, spice box, black currant and black raspberry. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied wine with lots of savory black fruit, enough structure to evolve for 1andndash;2 years, excellent balance, and a long, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 3andndash;4 years.
Dark in color, with aromas of coconut, leather, chocolate malt balls and generic black fruit. The wine is tannic and a little bit grating but generally in balance, with bold cassis, cherry and blackberry flavors. Not complex and seemingly made more for the everyday wine drinker than the collector.
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