2019 Susana Balbo 'Crios' Malbec Uco Valley
Winemaker Notes: A fresh, pure expression of the varietal, with aromas of violets, cherries, mocha and spice. Juicy tannins and balanced acidity complement perfectly with ripe fruit flavors, while a subtle hint of oak adds complexity.
James Suckling - "The purity of fruit in this makes it very attractive with depth and freshness, as well as fineness to the tannins. Some stone and crushed-plum character. Bright finish. Hints of citrus."
Vinous - "Made with grapes from the Uco Valley and 40% aged in used oak, this is a textbook Malbec: purple in hue with clear notes of fresh, intriguing plum and cherry. Juicy in the mouth; the soft structure is kept in line by the young tannins, helping to stretch out the finish. An expressive, sunny red, intense but easygoing."