Susana Balbo Nosotros Single Vineyard Nomade Malbec 2013
A glass-coating opaque purple color, it sports an alluring nose of toasty oak, mineral, licorice, lavender, exotic spices, and assorted black fruits. Dense, rich, and voluptuous on the palate, this is a full-bodied beauty. Pairing: Pairs well with grilled or roasted meats like beef or lamb, quail stuffed with sausage, or any other great meat combo you can dream up.
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The intense but more importantly, ethereally-fresh fruit takes your breath away. A kaleidoscope of freshly-picked blackcurrants, brambleberries, boysenberries and mulberries. Though this a late release, it tastes like they were picked yesterday. Then there's pure ink, iodine, licorice and dark plums. Full body, seamless tannins, unmitigated fruit and an incredibly long finish.
With a profile closer to the wines from the 1990s, the 2013 Nosotros Single Vineyard Nómade Malbec is concentrated and powerful and needs time in bottle. Even if they lowered the oak, it's still very oaky, with abundant smoke and spice aromas and a little more in the palate, where there were abundant, grainy, slightly astringent tannin and oak-related flavors. In 2013, it's produced with the grapes from the same vineyard as the Expresivo in Gualtallary. But this is a Gualtallary from a different era; the more recent wines feel a lot fresher and with the oak better integrated. For fans of oaky Malbec. 14,000 bottles were filled in October 2014.
Most distinguished and celebrated from Argentina’s Mendoza, Malbec has seen runaway success since the early 2000s. Mendoza’s agreeable, continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters allows the perfect conditions for growing outstanding Malbec. This grape is easy to like for its lusty, deep flavors and aromas of blackberry, plum, red cherry, autumn spice and tilled earth. It’s easy to find delicious, fruit-driven, affordable everyday examples and in prices beyond, quite exceptional ones with dense, supple textures that make them capable of aging.