Stephen Tanzer highlighted Susana Balbo Wines
Stephen Tanzer highlighted Susana Balbo Wines

The renowned wine journalist, Stephen Tanzer, published in Vinous his 2015 Argentine New Releases report in witch Susana Balbo Wines stood out with consistent scores.

Susana Balbo Brioso 2012 accomplished 92+ points, the acclaimed critic describes it as “dark red-ruby. Peppery dark fruits, black tea, cedar and fresh herbs on the vibrant nose. Densely packed and extremely backward, conveying an impression of sappy energy to its urgent dark berry, black tea and pepper flavors. This began quite tight but really exploded in the glass with aeration, revealing terrific purity of fruit perfectly framed by ripe acidity. Finishes broad and horizontal, with ripe tannins and excellent grip”.

Susana’s wines showed in Stephen Tanzer’s recommended list are Susana Balbo Signature Malbec 2013 and Susana Balbo Barrel Fermented Torrontés 2014 both with 91 points, while Susana Balbo Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 obtained 90+.

On the other hand Crios Torrontés 2014 and Crios Red Blend 2014 were awarded with 89 points and Crios Malbec 2014, Crios Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 and Crios Rosé of Malbec 2014 reached 88 points.

Stephen Tanzer has a long history as a wine critic. He worked for over 30 years as Editor of International Wine Cellar and has been involved since 2010 on his website "Winophilia". He is currently editor for the section of wine in Vinous.com project in which he works with Antonio Galloni.