2007 Dominio del Plata "Crios de Susana Balbo" Torrontes, Argentina

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90 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2007 Torrontes is about as good as this varietal gets. Super fragrant, smelling of a spring flower garden, honey, and exotic spices, from the nose one expects the wine to be sweet. On the palate, however, it is dry with a creamy texture, intense flavors, excellent acidity, and a lengthy finish. It is an ideal alternative for rich courses normally calling for Chardonnay. Drink it over the next 12-18 months. Although Susana Balbosís Crios offerings are the declassified lots from her more expensive "signature" wines, they need make no apologies. They rank among the best values from my Argentina wine tastings. All of the Crios wines are outstanding values." (Dec. 2007) from Stephen Tanzer's Internatioal Wine Cellar: "Pale color. Pungent aromas of citrus peel, ginger, mint and floral oils. Juicy, spicy and firm, with a lively lightness and good subtle persistence. Finishes vibrant and firm-edged, almost austere but not at all bitter. An excellent example of this variety, and a perfect aperitif. This tastes even drier than its five grams of r.s. would suggest." (Jan/Feb '08)

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