Susana Balbo Signature Malbec
96 points, Patricio Tapia´s Descorchados 2017
91+ points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
93 Points, James Suckling´s Tasting Report
93 points, Tim Atkin’s Argentina 2016 Special Report
91 points, Highly Recommended, Decanter Uco Valley Malbec Tasting
90 points, Stephen Tanzer’s Vinous Report - Argentina: The Cool Years
Susana Balbo Signature Malbec has something of a cult following in the UK. It's a great introduction to quality Argentine Malbec. We have been stocking this wine for years and it has been consistently good every year. Susana is Argentina's most famous female winemaker (and apparently Argentina's first female winemaker) and was nominated by James Suckling as one of his five best wineries of 2016. She has also been elected President of Wines of Argentina three times.
She has certainly pioneered a lot of the changes in the wine world in Argentina, and the Argentine wine scene is a lot better for it. She makes a large range of decent quality wines and several high end exceptional ones. This Signature Malbec sums up what she is all about in one bottle!
"Beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry and blueberries framed by hints of spices and mint. The wonderful aromas are mirrored on the palate and they are joined by ripe plum fruit and notes of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate and a hint of mint on the finish. This is a ripe and rich style of wine with long velvety finish."
|Location||Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza|
|Winery status||Large family winery|
|Product awards||96 points, Patricio Tapia´s Descorchados 2017, 93 Points, James Suckling´s Tasting Report, 91+ points, Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate, 93 points, Tim Atkin’s Argentina 2016 Special Report, 91 points, Highly Recommended, Decanter Uco Valley Malbec Tasti|
|Style||Big smooth and powerful|
|Sulphite level||Medium Low|