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Dominio Del Plata Susana Balbo Crios Syrah Bonarda

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Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) Dark reddish/purple color. Intense aroma of black raspberries. This medium-bodied, very lively wine has loads of ripe red plum and black raspberry flavors with a slightly spicy character and a long, juicy finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Syrah is the well-known grape of France’s Rhone Valley and Australia’s Shiraz.. Not well-known outside Argentina, Bonarda is surprisingly second only to Malbec in red grape plantings. Its origins are in Italy’s Piedmont region where it represented 30% of all pre-phylloxera plantings. In Mendoza, yields can reach 12 tons per acre (though with little flavor concentration). The key to producing great Bonarda is finding very old vines growing in the warm, sandy soils of eastern Mendoza, then limiting vigor through severe pruning and irrigation techniques. Luckily, Susana’s husband, Pedro, owns and manages such a vineyard.

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    At first, The alcohol is very present in the bouquet and finish. almost terpentine-like. After a long decanting, the harshness goes away. It has a thin texture with lots of tannins in the finish. however just after swallowing/swishing, it is very tasty. kind of strange.

    almost 4 years
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    color morado oscuro con notas rubíes. aroma de frutas negras con notas de chocolate y toques herbáceos. aromas de cassis. ataque amplio y paso redondo con buena acides y final medio.

    about 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2006 Vintage) This bargain offering is very interesting and intriguing. It is ruby colored and opens with a very pleasant and inviting blueberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, n...