Sunday, April 17, 2011

Spirit of Wine Review & Rating: **+ $$ Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009

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By way of background: 

Initial review : This is Crios de Susana Balbo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina, 2009, blended with 10% bonarda grapes and finished at 13.9% alcohol.

In the glass: Deep magenta.

On the nose: Poured cool with a brief decant and swirled vigorously, shows sweet fruit and dark oak. 

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact a tangy fruit, showing a definite dark chocolate side.

In summary: Overall, rates two  stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its solid nature.

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