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2007 Dominio Del Plata Malbec "Susana Balbo Crios Malbec"

Winery: Dominio Del Plata

Vintage: 2007

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Susana Balbo Crios Malbec"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Region: Mendoza

State or country: Argentina

Price: $13

Cases produced: 18,000

KWG Score: 90.1 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)

Review date: September 24, 2008

Wine Review: This very affordable bright ruby wine opens with a light black cherry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, balanced, and has tasty cherry flavors. The finish is dry with mild tannins that are nicely prolonged. This is a nice food friendly wine that would be a terrific glass pour and a nice introduction into Malbec. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The wine has a beautiful reddish/purple color as most good Malbecs do. The aromas are a mix of fresh crushed cherries and toasty/smoky oak—just enough to frame the exuberant fruit. On the palate, the flavors of cherries and spice are obvious, and the jammy fruit quality just keeps coming on strong, with hints of spice and sandalwood lurking in the background.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Susana Balbo 2007 Crios Malbec.

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