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Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Susana Balbo

Agent: Barrique Wine Imports Ltd.

More Vintages: 2014  2013  2012  2011  2010 

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Robust and savoury with blackberry and wild cassis. Firm tannic grip. A great value. Pair with a rare steak. Dominio del Plata produces this blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and 5% Merlot grown at 1,160 metres above sea level. The wine was aged for 13 months in 80% new French oak barrels and 20% second use French oak. Winemaker Susana Balbo has been unofficially dubbed the "Evita of Wine" in her native Argentina. She had been making superb wine for 25 years as a winemaking consultant before establishing her own winery, Dominio del Plata, in 1999. The Signature line of wines are her premium portfolio. MINE: What a great value wine on this Cabernet Sauvignon from Argentina's Uco Valley that is produced by winemaker, Susana Balbo. Signature (2014) is robust, ruby red almost purple in colour with a 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot red wine blend. Winemaker, Susana Balbo has been called the "Evita of Wine" in her native Argentina and has been making wine for 25 years; all of her experience shows in this wine that is her Signature. OTHER: Plum liqueur, redcurrants, crushed stones, oyster shell, creme de cassis, some subtle resin, roasted herbs and pepper. This is so polished and focused on the palate with tightly wound but generous tannins, a vibrant line of acidity and a long, chewy finish. Drink in 2021. Score - 94 (James Suckling, jamessuckling.com, March 29, 2018). - Community Wine Reviews

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