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Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Good wine to have alone or with chocolate
There is an attractive and obvious heavy fruit (cherry the most pronounced) and liquorice front to this wine. The finish is a little rough (some tannins) but should be fine with meats. Well worth the price.
External Reviews for Crios de Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon
Intense, dark ruby color with enticing aromas of ripe, black plums and black currants. The richly textured plum and currant flavors are joined by accents of dark chocolate and some vanilla-scented oak. The ripe, vibrant tannins give the wine beautiful structure and an amazingly long finish. This is a big wine for just a little money. Drink it now or over the next few years to enjoy the fruit flavors at their best. It will pair well with traditional Cabernet-friendly foods like grilled or roasted meats. - WineryVarietal notes: 95% Cabernet, 5% MalbecVineyard: The vineyards for this cab are all estate owned vineyards and from two areas of Lujan de Cuyo - Agrelo and Ugarteche. The vines are all ungrafted and average 28 years of age.Orientation: The average elevation of the vineyards is 3,350 feet.Viticulture: All of Susana Balbos vineyards are sustainably farmed. Harvest is done by hand.Vinification: Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with inner staves to create a large...
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon contains 5% Malbec in its blend. It was aged for 9 months in seasoned French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Notions of Asian spices, incense, violets, black currant, and blackberry set the stage for a slightly lean, savory, flavorful Cabernet meant for drinking over the next 3-4 years. Offers a solid core of dark, ripe black currant and blackberry notes framed by light tannins and a dash of mocha on the finish. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported. -NW
It is purple-colored with a classy nose of cigar box, cassis, black currant, and violets. Medium-to full bodied, it has excellent depth, savory flavors, ripe tannin for balance, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish.
A ripe, round, friendly style, with dark plum and cassis fruit wrapped inside a toasty mocha note. Drink now.
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon contains 5% Malbec in its blend. It was aged for 9 months in seasoned French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration. Notions of Asian spices, incense, violets, black currant, and blackberry set the stage for a slightly lean, savory, flavorful Cabernet meant for drinking over the next 3andndash;4 years.
Medium ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, licorice and dried herbs accented by a peppery element. Moderately sweet and nicely creamy in the mouth, with a saline complexity to the chewy plum and currant flavors. Very suave cabernet sauvignon for the price range, finishing with fine-grained tannins that reach the front teeth and lingering notes of currant, plum, flowers, spices and licorice. (A second sample, which I rated 88 points, was a bit more medicinal and showed a stronger herbal element that gave the finish a slight dryness.)
Big and woody to start, with heavily toasted blackberry and herbal aromas. The palate is thick, dense and tannic, but it doesnandrsquo;t punish. Tastes of cassis, blackberry and herbs before transitioning to dry oak and roasted berry on the finish.
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Dietary Information: Organic
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