Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec 2011 500ml
|Appellation||Lujan de Cuyo|
Wine AdvocateThe 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.
Wine SpectatorSweet wild berry, spice and light mocha notes lead to a cloying finish of nutmeg and spice cake. Drink now. 250 cases imported.