The wine Nosotros, by Susana Balbo Wines, was awarded 99 points in James Suckling's 2020 report

Renowned American wine journalist James Suckling awarded 99 points to the 2016 vintage of Susana Balbo Wines iconic wine, Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade, and rated more than twenty wines from the winery with more than 90 points.

Mendoza, April 2020. - On April 2, the renowned wine journalist James Suckling, highly influential in the American and Asian markets, published the new edition of his annual report on Argentina entitled “Argentina breaks free with some of its greatest wines ever” and he included 22 wines from Susana Balbo Wines, all with more than 90 points.

Among Susana Balbo Wines portfolio, the wine that stood out in this report was undoubtedly Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade 2016, made with grapes from Los Chacayes, Valle de Uco, which scored 99 points. With this score, Nosotros is once again in the top 10 of Argentine wines.

For this report, Suckling also had the opportunity to taste the 2015 vintage of Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade, from Gualtallary, awarded with 97 points. With six consecutive vintages with more than 97 points, Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade has become one of the Argentine wines that every wine collector should have.

After six consecutive years visiting Argentina and tasting thousands of wines for his reports, James Suckling now has a vast knowledge of the geographical indications (IG for its Spanish acronym) of Argentina and does not hesitate to consider Gualtallary, in Valle de Uco, as “Argentina’s best subregion”. Susanas Balbo Wines wines from this micro-region obtained excellent scores: 97 points for BenMarco Sin Límites Gualtallary Malbec 2019; 95 points for BenMarco Expresivo 2018; 94 points for Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 and BenMarco Sin Límites Chardonnay 2019; and 93 points for Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2018.

The journalist also made a special note on the northern region of Salta, and he considered that this year's the results were excellent and showed a great improvement compared to previous years. Made with 50% of grapes from Cafayate, Salta, Crios Torrontés 2019 proved to be part of these excellent results with its 91 points.

On the other hand, something that James Suckling highlighted on more than one occasion throughout his report was the incredible quality of young wines and at affordable prices. In addition to the 91 points for Torrontés, the rest of the Crios wines stood out with spectacular scores: Crios Red Blend 2019 performed outstandingly with 93 points; Malbec 2019 obtained 91 points, and Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 was awarded 90 points.

In his report, Suckling praised the quality of the 2017, 2018 and 2019 vintages and invited his readers to “buy and drink outstanding rated wines at every price level” of these vintages. Not coincidentally, the 2018 and 2019 vintages of BenMarco received special attention: BenMarco Sin Límites Pedernal Malbec 2019 obtained 97 points; the recently launched BenMarco Sin Límites Malbec Orgánico 2019 scored 94; BenMarco Malbec 2018 was awarded 93 points; and the two Cabernets in this range, BenMarco Cabernet Franc 2018 and BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, both obtained 92 points.

The vintages 2017, 2018 and 2019 of Susana Balbo Signature wines also excelled and were awarded the following ratings: 96 points for Limited Edition Paraje Altamira Malbec 2016; 94 points for Barrel Fermented Torrontés 2019; 93 points for Brioso 2018 and Malbec 2018; and 92 points for Rosé 2019 and White Blend 2019.

All in all, the quality that James Suckling found in his tasting this year left him amazed, to the point of considering that “[i]t’s a benchmark year for this wine-producing nation” and, once again, Susana Balbo Wines wines demonstrated their consistent quality.

Here is the full list of ratings for Susana Balbo Wines:

 

Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade Malbec

2016

99

Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade Malbec

2015

97

Susana Balbo Signature La Delfina Limited Edition Malbec

2017

96

Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

2018

94

Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés

2019

94

Susana Balbo Signature Brioso Blend

2018

93

Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

2018

93

Susana Balbo Signature Malbec

2018

93

Susana Balbo Signature Rosé

2019

92

Susana Balbo Signature White Blend

2019

92

BenMarco Sin Límites Gualtallary Malbec

2019

97

BenMarco Sin Límites Pedernal Malbec

2019

96

BenMarco Expresivo Expresivo

2018

95

BenMarco Sin Límites Chardonnay

2019

94

BenMarco Sin Límites Malbec Orgánico

2019

94

BenMarco Malbec

2018

93

BenMarco Cabernet Franc

2018

92

BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon

2018

92

Crios Red Blend

2019

93

Crios Malbec

2019

92

Crios Torrontés

2019

91

Crios Cabernet Sauvignon

2019

90