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Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda 2011
Dark reddish/purple color. Intense aroma of black raspberries. This medium-bodied, very lively wine has loads of ripe red plum and black raspberry flavors with a slightly spicy character and a long, juicy finish. This 2005 vintage has a depth of flavor and intensity on the palate that is almost unheard of for wines at this price. It's a winner both before and during a meal. Certainly enjoyable in its youth, but it will age beautifully. A fun wine to try with a wide range of red wine-friendly foods, and one that will delight even the most pretentious connoisseur.
Editorial Reviews for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda
Big plummy and earthy fruit tones on the nose with a touch of wet fur and some spice and herb stem tones, almost thyme some soapy floral notes too, round and polished in the mouth with some aggressive, extracted tannins, nice acidity yields a slightly rustic wine but the intensity of the flavors matches the wine’s red plummy fruit, a touch simple but really the perfect style wine for burgers and simply smoked, fatty meats, A touch peppery on the backend with some refreshing watermelon rind notes, decent length, more melony fruit on the finish with a touch of sour apple. Fun 87pts
One of my favorite Argentinian wines. Big, rich, spicy, with lots of dark berry flavor.
Big dark crushed cherry fruit with some nice spiceness, medium to light tannins and medium acidity. The syrah is more on the lighter side but definitely dominates the flavor profile. Not overly complex and a somewhat short finish but overall really good QPR.
Love it! Smooth, deep fruit, very drinkable and delicious.
As featured in...http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2009/02/wines-of-susana-balbo-and-pedro.html
Gamey but not overpowering aromas of spiced red fruit. A juicy, refreshing wine with great structure and firm chewy tannins finishing with a bit of licorice and dark chocolate resin.
Plump bright juicy plum fruit with grippy tannins. The finish holds together and maintains a delicate edge as it fades away.
External Reviews for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda
Dieser Wein wurde aus zu gleichen Teilen aus den Rebsorten Syrah und Bonarda vinifiziert und zeigt eine schöne bordeauxrote Farbe, intensive Himbeer- und Erdbeer-Aromen in der Nase, mit dezent schwarzer Pfeffer-, Mocca- und Muskatnuss-Note. Er zeigt sich gut strukturiert mit harmonischem Körper und weichen Tanninen. Mittellanger, angenehmer Abgang.
Dieser Wein wurde aus 50% Syrah und 50% Bonarda vinifiziert und zeigt eine schöne bordeauxrote Farbe, intensive Himbeer- und Erdbeer-Aromen in der Nase, mit dezent schwarzer Pfeffer, Mocca und Muscatnuss Note. Er zeigt sich gut strukturiert mit harmonischem Körper und weichen Tanninen, mittellanger, angenehmer Abgang.
"Dark reddish/purple color. Intense aroma of black raspberries and a touch of vanilla. Experience a rush of flavors upon first sip of this medium-bodied wine - ripe blackberry and red plum
Good ruby-red. Blackberry, black plum and licorice on the nose. Supple and vinous, but with only modest sweetness to the plum, leather and saline flavors. Finishes with dusty tannins. Not exactly rustic but a bit simple.
Winemaker Susan Balbo has the distinction of being the recipient of Wine & Spirits Magazine value brand of the year in 2004 and 2007. This wine is a delightful blend of Syrah, which is a French Rhône grape, and Bonarda, which is an Italian grape. Bonarda is the second most widely planted grape variety in Argentina. The wine offers ripe, dark fruit with balance, structure, subtle tannins and a hint of spiciness. The name Crios means "offspring" and is a tribute to her children. Great to serve with char-broiled steaks or hamburgers.
The 2007 Syrah (50%)-Bonarda (50%) which spent 9 months in French and American oak before bottling without fining or filtration (as is the case for all 3 of the red wines). Dark ruby-colored, it sports an aromatic array of cedar, cinnamon, violets, blueberry, and plum. Medium-bodied, spicy, layered, and well-balanced, this flavorful effort will drink well over the next 4 years.
Food Pairings for Susana Balbo Crios Syrah-Bonarda
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