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Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
JS
94
WA
92
VM
92
Additional vintages
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
This is very tight and focused with purity and beauty, showing blackcurrants, walnuts, dark earth and shitake mushrooms. Full-bodied, tight and integrated. Lovely, creamy texture. Drink or hold. ... More details
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Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750ml

SKU 858688
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$18.40
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Professional Ratings
JS
94
WA
92
VM
92
JS
94
Rated 94 by James Suckling
This is very tight and focused with purity and beauty, showing blackcurrants, walnuts, dark earth and shitake mushrooms. Full-bodied, tight and integrated. Lovely, creamy texture. Drink or hold.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
I like the varietal purity of the 2018 Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon and the way the palate shows rounder tannins than the 2017 I tasted next to it. It's spicy and peppery, expressive and clean. The oak seems to be better integrated and there is more freshness and better overall balance. 50,000 bottles produced. It contains some 5% Malbec and was bottled in June 2019.
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
Oenologists are well aware that a touch of Malbec softens up a Cabernet Sauvignon. In this case the measure is 5% and both came from Gualtallary, Uco Valley, before being 30% aged in new French barrels. Intense red in the glass with a purple meniscus. The nose delivers aromas of roasted bell pepper, fresh plum and black currant with a hint of mint. But it really comes into its own in the mouth: good body, excellent flow and fruitiness with firm tannins and well-judged intensity of flavor.
Winery
Deep red color. This wine has vibrant aromas of black fruit, tobacco and pepper with spicy-floral hints. It has an intense and well-balanced acidity. The oak is beautifully integrated with elegant and fine-grained tannins. A subtle minerality provides freshness and good length. Pair with beef, pork, lamb, quail and other game birds. Also, it pairs well with cream-based sauces.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 94 - This is very tight and focused with purity and beauty, showing blackcurrants, walnuts, dark earth and shitake mushrooms. Full-bodied, tight and integrated. Lovely, creamy texture. Drink or hold.
green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Since their conception in 18th century France, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have flourished across the Old and New Worlds and have changed the way we think about red wine forever. Their sharp and astringent nature has a wonderful ability to mellow and round with age, and when helped by being blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc varietals – as is done in Bordeaux and elsewhere – the results can be truly remarkable. What is most special about Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is the fact that they have a true affinity for oak, and when aged in barrels made of this fragrant wood, the wine which comes out of them a few years later holds an amazing array of flavors and aromas, making Cabernet Sauvignon based wines some of the most memorable in the world. Single variety bottles from the New World made from this grape are also increasing in popularity, as the strong flavors and full-bodied nature of these wines is a great match for many global cuisines.
barrel

Region: Cuyo

The region of Cuyo has been internationally associated with fine Argentinian wine for several decades, and has a wine history which stretches back centuries to the time of the original Spanish settlers, who sought areas in which to plant imported grape vines for sacramental wine production. The region contains several of Argentina's most renowned and widely appreciated provinces, including the Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan and San Luis, and the mountainous nature of this arid region provides an ideal environment for vineyard cultivation. As the mighty Desaguadero River snakes its way between the Andes, it deposits plenty of important minerals in the soil, which allow grape varietals closely associated with the Argentinian wine industry – such as Malbec – to grow to a perfect level of ripeness. As such, even in the driest areas of the Cuyo region, flavorful and fruit-forward wines are produced in impressive amounts.
fields

Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.
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green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Since their conception in 18th century France, Cabernet Sauvignon grapes have flourished across the Old and New Worlds and have changed the way we think about red wine forever. Their sharp and astringent nature has a wonderful ability to mellow and round with age, and when helped by being blended with Merlot and Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc varietals – as is done in Bordeaux and elsewhere – the results can be truly remarkable. What is most special about Cabernet Sauvignon grapes is the fact that they have a true affinity for oak, and when aged in barrels made of this fragrant wood, the wine which comes out of them a few years later holds an amazing array of flavors and aromas, making Cabernet Sauvignon based wines some of the most memorable in the world. Single variety bottles from the New World made from this grape are also increasing in popularity, as the strong flavors and full-bodied nature of these wines is a great match for many global cuisines.
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Region: Cuyo

The region of Cuyo has been internationally associated with fine Argentinian wine for several decades, and has a wine history which stretches back centuries to the time of the original Spanish settlers, who sought areas in which to plant imported grape vines for sacramental wine production. The region contains several of Argentina's most renowned and widely appreciated provinces, including the Mendoza, La Rioja, San Juan and San Luis, and the mountainous nature of this arid region provides an ideal environment for vineyard cultivation. As the mighty Desaguadero River snakes its way between the Andes, it deposits plenty of important minerals in the soil, which allow grape varietals closely associated with the Argentinian wine industry – such as Malbec – to grow to a perfect level of ripeness. As such, even in the driest areas of the Cuyo region, flavorful and fruit-forward wines are produced in impressive amounts.
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Country: Argentina

In the dry, arid deserts of Argentina, wineries and winemakers are focusing their efforts on producing high quality wines for the world market. By experimenting with both traditional and modern methods and technologies, they have found great success with a wide variety of grapes well suited to the conditions of the country, particularly Malbec, Bonarda and Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the past decade, Argentinian wineries have continued to aim high, and this has led to a range of new wines using grape varietals not typically associated with the country. The cooler regions of Argentina are seeing more vineyards being planted with Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir varietals, something that is beginning to produce fantastic results, which are at once representative of the country's wines - with all their fruity and bold character - but are also pushing the boundaries of what we expect from a New World country.