Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Parker's Wine of the Day - today.

2006 Susana Balbo Malbec
A Malbec Dry Red Table wine from
Mendoza, Argentina
Wine Advocate #174
Jay Miller
Drink 2007 - 2020 $25-$31

This wine was bottled without fining or filtration. The 2006 Malbec (which contains 10% Cabernet Sauvignon) received the same oak regimen as the Cabernet. It is dark ruby-colored with a lovely nose of cedar, smoke, cassis, and black cherry. Medium-bodied with an elegant personality, it has layers of ripe fruit, nicely concealed tannins, and a pure finish. It will continue to develop with a few more years in the bottle and provide pleasure through 2020. The pioneering Susana Balbo was the first female graduate of Mendoza’s top school of Enology in 1981. Importer: Vine Connections, Sausalito, CA; tel. (415) 332-VINO

Distributed in Texas by www.pioneerwine.com

No comments: