Dec. 17, 2021 |
Last Wednesday, December 15th, the renowned American wine critic James Suckling published his report on the top 100 Argentinian wines of 2021, and the wines created by Susana Balbo and her team of winemakers earned their spot.
In this regard, Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade 2017 was selected among the top 3 Argentinian wines of the year, with an outstanding score of 99 points out of 100. Suckling highlighted this wine's vivacity and bright acidity, and described it as a "very energetic wine” with “gorgeously integrated tannins". Meanwhile, Susana Balbo Signature Limited Edition Paraje Altamira Malbec 2018 scored 96 points and placed 23rd in the ranking. This wine, sourced from Susana's favorite vineyard, was defined as a "polished, intense and compact wine, balanced by fresh acidity" that gives the consumer "lots to take in". Lastly, BenMarco Expresivo 2019 ranked 52nd with 94 points and was characterized as a “medium-bodied” wine “with tight, chewy tannins that are lively and fresh”.
About James Suckling
James Suckling is a distinguished American wine critic, born in 1958 in Los Angeles, California. After serving as a chief editor and leading the European department of Wine Spectator, he decided to leave this renowned magazine in order to focus on his personal project.
The inclusion of these three wines within his prestigious ranking is another recognition of the quality that distinguishes the winery of the first female winemaker of Argentina and the consistency that her wines have shown over the past years.