Susana Balbo Nosotros Malbec

98 points - James Suckling Top 100 Wines of the World - ranked number 36th best wine in the world.

To describe this wine as something special is of course an understatement - it is superb. I first tasted this Nosotros a few years back. It was at the Argentine Ambassador's residence in London at a big tasting where we tasted around 100 different Argentine wines. This Nosotros was head and shoulders above every other wine there. I was fortunate to get hold of some stock and have been stocking it ever since. Very possibly the finest wine to come out of Argentina.

Susana Balbo has since released two blended wines in her Nosotros range to complement this straight Malbec. If you have deep pockets they are well worth trying to experience possibly the very best Argentine red wines available.

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98 points - James Suckling Top 100 Wines of the World - ranked number 36th best wine in the world.

“A late-released wine with gorgeous blackberries, blueberries, and floral undertones. Full body, ultra-fine tannins, and a focused and beautiful finish. It shows so much precision and intensity, yet is always refined. A blend of the best wines that year. An iconic wine for Argentina."

VINTAGE 2011

VARIETALS 100% Malbec.

REGIONS Finca La Delfina, Altamira (Uco Valley)

ELEVATION 1.150 m AMSL (average)

HARVEST METHOD Hand-Harvested

VINIFICATION Carefully selected clusters. 4 days of cold maceration. Native yeast. Pump overs and delestage three times a day. Extended 40 day maceration at a Max. Temp. of 31°C. Part of the grape is fermenting in 500 litros barrel and concrete egg. Sur lees conservation with batonage. Malolactic fermentation in barrels.

ANALYTICS ALCOHOL 15%

ACIDITY 6.4 g/l

OAK AGEING 16 months, 100% new French oak.

TASTING NOTES A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an alluring nose of toasty oak, mineral, licorice, lavender, exotic spices, and assorted black fruits. Dense, rich, and voluptuous on the palate, this is a full-bodied beauty. PAIRING Grilled or roasted red meat, quail stuffed with sausage or any other great meat you can dream up.

More Information
Location Uco Valley, Mendoza
Winery Susana Balbo
Winery status Large family winery
Winemaker Susana Balbo
Annual production Tiny
Grapes Malbec
Product awards 98 points - James Suckling Top 100 Wines of the World
Gold Medals
Style Iconic
ABV 15
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2011
Free sulphur
Percentage score 95
Sulphite level Low
John's Rating
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