Susana Balbo Signature Barrel Fermented Torrontés 2016, Uco Valley, Mendoza

Torrontes Torrontes
Mendoza, Argentina

$19.95 (384339)

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March 03, 2018

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Very much unlike initial incarnations of this variety, this Torrontes is restrained, nervy, relatively low alcohol...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

To put one of the world's most aromatic whites in barrel is a gutsy call - and it actually works. It reminds me of...

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Barry McLarnon
Barry McLarnon

As expected, a very exotic and gloriously perfumey nose. It's not clear to me what nuances are added by the barrel fermentation, but no doubt there are some. Also as expected, some astringency on the palate. For her next experiment, I would encourage Ms Balbo to go for a bit more ripeness, and then stop the fermentation early to achieve an off-dry style. A bit of residual sugar could curb that bitter note - the result could be quite interesting!

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