Susana Balbo Torrontés Crios 2008

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Kirby Wines and Liquors
Memphis, TN (740 mi)
USD 12.99
750ml
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Apricot and peach notes, minerally, dry but slightly fruity - very refreshing Read more

Bargain wine that is fun to learn about. Nose will make you think of a sweet muscat or viognier, body has some viognier meets sauvignon blanc action. Read more

Elegant and well structured - Clear, pale green yellow in color. Soft fruity aromas dance seamlessly with floral ribbons of orange blossom and hon... Read more

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Snooth User: J Freed
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4.00 5
01/19/2012

Apricot and peach notes, minerally, dry but slightly fruity - very refreshing


Snooth User: Mark1975
95811126
4.00 5
08/25/2009

Bargain wine that is fun to learn about. Nose will make you think of a sweet muscat or viognier, body has some viognier meets sauvignon blanc action.


Snooth User: davidrey
8410868
3.00 5
04/14/2009

Elegant and well structured - Clear, pale green yellow in color. Soft fruity aromas dance seamlessly with floral ribbons of orange blossom and honeysuckle, and just a hint of lanolin. Ripe flavors of citrus fruit and pear, with a nice moderate acidity on the palate. Dry, moderate and balanced alcohol. A nice Spring wine that should be enjoyed in its youth. Would pair well with lightly grilled vegetables and some seafood, but it doesn't beg for accompaniment.


Snooth User: gsbmartin
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4.00 5
12/17/2009

I loved this Torrontes. The '08 Crios de Susana Balbo was the first torrontes I've tried, and it really reminds me of the Viognier that I had earlier this year. I love the acid in its initial attack. The nose was very floral and very sauvignon blanc like. I first tried it chilled, and would have given it 3 1/2 glasses (here on snoot.com), but having it again at room temp really brought out the nose AND made my pallet appreciate the citrus flavor all the more - scoring a final 4 glasses. I'd pick this up again!

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External Reviews for Susana Balbo Torrontés Crios

External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesEnticing aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, white pear, flowers, and orange citrus fruit. On the palate, it has beautiful structure and acidity similar to Sauvignon Blanc along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip and plenty of body for a wine that shows such delicate aromas and flavors. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry, this wine has to be tasted to be believed. Best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood (especially crab!). Keep one in the fridge at all times!


External Review
05/19/2011

This zesty white features notes of fennel-accented clementine and peach, as hints of white flower fill the finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/19/2011

The 2009 Torrontes remains one of Argentina's benchmarks for this variety. Sourced from 31-year-old vines in Cafayate (where the finest Torrontes grows), it displays a fragrant bouquet of spring flowers, honey, and tropical aromas. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate, it has ample fruit backed by vibrant acidity leading to a lengthy finish. Drink it over the next 2 years.


External Review
05/19/2011

Perfumed aromas of peach nectar and flowers. Juicy, pure and intense, with lovely floral perfume and bright framing acidity. A bit viogner-like in its floral complexity. Finishes juicy and long, and not a bit heavy. This is the #1 torrontes imported from Argentina and virtually never misses.


External Review
04/16/2009

The 2008 Torrontes is about as good as this varietal gets. Super fragrant, smelling of a spring flower garden, honey, and exotic spices, from the nose one expects the wine to be sweet. On the palate, however, it is dry with a creamy texture, intense flavors, excellent acidity, and a lengthy finish. It is an ideal alternative for rich courses normally calling for Chardonnay. Drink it over the next 12-18 months.


External Review
11/26/2009

RP: 90 Points


External Review
05/05/2009

This brilliant portfolio begins with the medium straw-colored 2008 Torrontes. It offers up an alluring perfume of spring flowers, peach, apricot, and a hint of citrus. On the palate the wine is dry, smooth textured, layered, and succulent while retaining a sense of elegance. This nicely balanced wine features a lengthy, fruit-filled finish. Drink it over the next 1-2 years.


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Ratings & Tags for Susana Balbo Torrontés Crios

27870 Snooth User: edink
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3.50 5
11/10/2009

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07/23/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Super fragrant, smelling of a spring flower garden, honey, and exotic spices, from the nose one expects the wine to be sweet. On the palate, however, it is dry with a creamy texture, intense flavors, excellent acidity, and a lengthy finish. It is an ideal alternative for rich courses normally calling for Chardonnay. - Winemaker's Notes

Super fragrant, smelling of a spring flower garden, honey, and exotic spices, from the nose one expects the wine to be sweet. On the palate, however, it is dry with a creamy texture, intense flavors, excellent acidity, and a lengthy finish. It is an ideal alternative for rich courses normally calling for Chardonnay. - Winemaker's Notes

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