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2011 Susana Balbo Malbec Crios de Susana Balbo Mendoza
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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January 2012

Good full medium ruby.  Crushed blackberry, licorice and violet on the lively nose.  Quite ripe and sweet in the mouth, showing impressive volume and breadth for the price range.  Finishes with serious ripe tannins and noteworthy persistence.  Susanna Balbo's son Jose Lovaglio, who took over the Crios label with this vintage, has gone to all French oak and somewhat warmer fermentations.

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Wonderful wine !!!
04/15/2013
by CabernetSauvignon398408
I had the opportunity to taste the Susana Balbo Crios 2011 wine and, it was really fantastic !!!

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Until the early 1990s, Argentina's wine industry was focused inward, as the local market's thirst was sufficient to absorb the huge quantities of everyday drinking wine produced there. But with per-capita consumption in the domestic market in sharp decline since the mid-1970s, Argentina's wine producers realized that they had to look to export markets to remain in business, and winemaking in Argentina began its transformation.


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Malbec

The Malbec grape may have originated in southwest France, where it still is grown under the name Cot. However, the grape's international profile has surged not because of what's going on in France, but rather because of current trends in Argentina.
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