2011 Crios de Susana Balbo Torrontes
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2011 Torrontes offers up enticing aromas of peach, melon, floral, and tropical fruit. Medium-bodied, dry, savory, and nicely proportioned, this lengthy effort will deliver plenty of enjoyment over the next 1-2 years.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale yellow. Sexy, slightly exotic aromas of wild herbs, flowers, licorice, mint and spices. Juicy, saline and dry, with a subtly tactile mouth feel to the flavors of lemon verbena, lavender and botanical herbs. There's an enticing dusty impression of soil here but plenty of sweet citrus fruits too. Savory and serious but there's nothing austere about it. An outstanding example of Argentina's distinctive torrontes, which makes a perfect aperitif.
This white offers aromas that are strikingly similar to Viognier, with hints of peach pit, white pear, flowers and orange. On the palate, it has a beautiful structure and acidity with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip. A wonderful partner smoked meats and fish, crab, and cheese!