Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec

Agrelo, Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cloves, cinnamon, tobacco and black cherries. On the palate, layers of ripe red fruits are combined with notes of dark chocolate and slight anise, leading to an amazingly long finish.

It is a delicious wine with chocolate or coffee cakes, brownies, cheesecake, truffles or red fruit based cake.

Destemmed and fermented in small tank. Selected yeast. Pumping overs and delestages three times a day. Max. temp. 31°C. Time of contact with skin 35 days. Conservation over lees (Distinctive Maceration). Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 14 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 13%; acidity 5.45 g/L.

Grapes grown in Alto Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo) at an average elevation of 1,000 m.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cloves, cinnamon, tobacco and black cherries. On the palate, layers of ripe red fruits are combined with notes of dark chocolate and slight anise, leading to an amazingly long finish.

It is a delicious wine with chocolate or coffee cakes, brownies, cheesecake, truffles or red fruit based cake.

Destemmed and fermented in small tank. Selected yeast. Pumping overs and delestages three times a day. Max. temp. 31°C. Time of contact with skin 35 days. Conservation over lees (Distinctive Maceration). Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 11.5%; acidity 5.45 g/L.

Grapes grown in Alto Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo) at an average elevation of 1,000 m.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cloves, cinnamon, tobacco and black cherries. On the palate, layers of ripe red fruits are combined with notes of dark chocolate and slight anise, leading to an amazingly long finish.

It is a delicious wine with chocolate cakes, brownies or red fruit based cake.

Destemmed and fermentated in small tank. Selected yeast. Pumping overs and delestages three times a day. Max. temp. 31°C. Time of contact with skin 35 days. Conservation over lees (Distinctive Maceration). Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14%; acidity 6.4 g/L.

Grapes grown in Alto Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo) at an average elevation of 1,000 m.

Tasting Notes

Dark ruby colored, it offers a complex bouquet of cloves, cinnamon, tobacco and black cherries. On the palate, layers of ripe red fruits are combined with notes of dark chocolate and slight anise, leading to an amazingly long finish.

A delicious wine with chocolate cakes, brownies or red fruit-based cake.

Destemmed and fermented in small tank. Selected yeast. Pump-overs and delestage three times a day. Max. temp. 31°C. Time of contact with skin 35 days. Conservation over lees. Complete malolactic fermentation. Aged for 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels.

100% Malbec. Alcohol 14%; acidity 6.4 g/L.

Grapes grown in Alto Agrelo (Luján de Cuyo) at an average elevation of 1,000 m.

  • 89

    Points

    Ian D'Agata, Vinous, September 2017

    "Bright straw. Simple and clean nose starts herbal then becomes very fruity. Then almost sweet in the mouth, with resiny and herb nuances to the ripe citrus fruit flavors. The finish is medium-long and ripe. (12.5% alcohol)"

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  • 90

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    Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast, July 2017

    "Reviews to be released"

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  • 91

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    James Suckling, James Suckling, October 2017

    "The lemon and green apple character is dynamic with some melon too. Medium to full body. Good fruit. Flavorful finish. Drink now."

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  • 91

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    James Suckling, December 2020

    "Sliced apple, nectarine, lime curd and zest on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with pretty acidity and flavors of ripe stone fruit, interlaced with hazelnut notes. Drink now."

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    2011 Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec
    Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate, April 2014

    "The 2011 Signature Late Harvest Malbec is produced because at one point Susana went crazy about a late harvested Garnacha so she decided to do this with Malbec from Agrelo, left on the vine until the first freezing and fermented in barrel where the wine aged for two years. It has 80 grams residual sugar and 14% alcohol. It has notes of raisins, figs and dates, baked apples and cinnamon. The palate is medium-bodied, with good balance between sugar, acidity and alcohol, good persistence and freshness. It should work well with hard cheeses. Susana serves it with figs stuffed with blue cheese, and perhaps chocolate. I should try the combination next time. Drink now-2018."

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  • 91

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    Wine Spectator, December 2020

    "An opulent red, delivering broad brushstrokes of cherry, plum, tar and sweet spices. It has assertive tannins, with enough ripe fruit to balance. Fine length. Drink now through 2025. 150 cases imported."

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  • 93

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    Wine Advocate, July 2020

    "This is one of those fortunate wines that enjoys special recognition as its own brand, Pomorosso. It's also one of the pioneers of the recently minted Nizza denomination. Coppo has been making Pomorosso since 1984 and has learned a thing or two along the way. The 2017 Nizza Pomorosso is an excellent edition from a vintage that mistreated many of Piedmont's other varieties because of scorching summer heat. However, Barbera loves the heat, and this wine has absorbed every last sunbeam, adding to the wine's inner richness and concentration. Dark fruit, black currant, spice, tobacco and barbecue smoke rise from the bouquet. The aromas are big, but so is the wine's hold and grip on the palate. I taste the heat (this bottle declares a 16% alcohol content), but fresh acidity keeps the wine from feeling too heavy or ripe."

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2017 Susana Balbo Signature Late Harvest Malbec Tasting Note

2017 Susana Balbo Signature Late Harvest Malbec Label

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2012 Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec Label

2012 Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec Bottle

2012 Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec Tasting Notes

2011 Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec Label

2011 Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec Bottle