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Crios Malbec

Uco Valley, Mendoza

Susana Balbo founded Crios as a tribute to her children, Jose and Ana. Together, they craft wines to be enjoyed across generations and to represent values they strive to instill in their own families. Crios Malbec stands for the courage and hard work that were needed to tackle seemingly insurmountable challenges and elevate a forgotten varietal to world-class status.

Tasting Notes

A fresh, pure expression of the varietal, with aromas of violets, cherries, mocha and spice. Juicy tannins and balanced acidity complement perfectly ripe red fruit flavors, while a subtle hint of oak adds complexity.

Tuna steak, lamb, hamburgers.

Fermentation at 28°C (82°F) maximum. Maceration lasted 25 days. Open and closed pump-overs, with delestage in several stages of fermentation. Aging: 40% of the wine for 8 months in third- and fourth-use French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 13.8%; acidity 5.4 g/L.

Grapes grown in the Uco Valley, at an average elevation of 1,100 m (3,600 ft)

Susana Balbo founded Crios as a tribute to her children, Jose and Ana. Together, they craft wines to be enjoyed across generations and to represent values they strive to instill in their own families. Crios Malbec stands for the courage and hard work that were needed to tackle seemingly insurmountable challenges and elevate a forgotten varietal to world-class status.

Tasting Notes

A fresh, pure expression of the varietal, with aromas of violets, cherries, mocha and spice. Juicy tannins and balanced acidity complement perfectly ripe red fruit flavors, while a subtle hint of oak adds complexity.

Tuna steak, lamb, hamburgers.

Max. temp. 28º-30ºC. 25 days maceration. Aged for 9 months in 100% French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 13.9%; acidity 5 g/L.

Grapes grown in the Uco Valley, at an average elevation of 1,140 m.

Tasting Notes

Beautiful reddish-purple color. Aromas of crushed blueberries, cherries and blackberries. In the mouth, sweet red fruit flavors are in perfect balance with a subtle oakiness and a core of perfectly ripe berries. The palate is fresh and balanced.

Tuna steak, lamb, hamburgers.

Max. temp. 28º-30ºC. 25 days maceration. Aged for 9 months in 100% French oak.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14.0%; acidity 5.10 g/L.

Grapes grown in the Uco Valley, at an average elevation of 1,140 m.

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    Crios Malbec
    Tim Atkin, April 2021

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    Blue Lifestyle, January 2021

    "Inky cherry color, smooth ripe nose,velvety texture, rich, juicy style, deep. intense and long, lush and racy with depth and finesse."

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    James Suckling, April 2020

    "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. Drink now."

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    Vinous, September 2019

    "_x000D_ Bright red-ruby. Varietally expressive aromas of blackberry, licorice and violet, plus a positive whiff of leather. Juicy and penetrating if a bit less nuanced in the early going than the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon. But the wine's high notes of violet and flowers make it very easy to drink already. Finishes with very smooth tannins and a touch of acidity yet to be absorbed. Susana Balbo has updated the labels of this inexpensive entry-level line-up to convey to the market that the Crios bottlings are premium wines."

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    Wine Advocate, October 2019

    "The spectacular 2018 Críos Malbec is aromatic, floral and expressive, varietal and clean, with structure and fine tannins, with nice balance. It's velvety and juicy, with very focused flavors and a long finish. It's among the best Críos I remember. Great value too. 350,000 bottles produced."

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    James Suckling, March 2019

    "This shows the beautiful quality of the 2018 vintage with a solid core of fruit, bright acidity and a silky finish. All here. Drink now."

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    Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, August 2018

    "Healthy dark red-ruby. Expressive aromas of raspberry, mocha and spices show noteworthy nuance for the price range. Juicy, spicy, very supple wine with good vinosity to its red fruit flavors. Savory, pleasant and quite suave."

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    James Suckling, James Suckling, March 2018

    "Violets, morello cherries, dried lavender, citrus and some herbs. Fresh and fruity on the palate with pretty acidity, juicy tannins and a succulent finish. Drink now."

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    Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, July 2018

    "The 2017 Críos Malbec saw a change in the range, where the oak staves have been discontinued and only 30% percentage of the wine aged in well-seasoned neutral oak barrels. This is perfumed and juicy, with nice ripeness and a tasty palate. It is very accessible and comes from a typical vintage in which the wine managed to maintain moderate alcohol. 350,000 bottles produced. 2017 was a low-yielding year, the second shortest in the last few years."

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TRADE & MEDIA ASSETS /////////////////

2017 Crios Malbec – Decanter #3 of 26 Sell Sheet

2017 Crios Malbec – Label

2017 Crios Malbec – Shelftalker

2017 Crios Malbec – Tasting Note

2018 Crios Malbec New Package – Label

2018 Crios Malbec New Package- James Suckling 92pts Sell Sheet

2018 Crios Malbec New Package- James Suckling 92pts Shelftalker

2018 Crios Malbec New Package- Tasting Note

2019 Crios Malbec – Label

2019 Crios Malbec – Tasting Note

Crios – 2017 Vintage – Wine Advocate Reviews – Sales Sheet

Crios Malbec – Bottle