2004 Dominio del Plata, Crios de Susana Balbo Syrah-Bonarda –
Argentina, Mendoza (2/03/2007)
The composition of this is 50% Syrah & 50% Bonarda. Popped the neocork & poured. Dark garnet/purple with nice clarity though, being unfined & unfiltered, there is some bottle sediment noticeable. A fragrant and enjoyable nose of dark fruits, blueberries, and black pepper was present. The black pepper was the first thing I noticed on the palate though there is a lot of fruit with berries and plums. On the finish there was some black licorice and the faintest hint of oak. The tannins and acidity are well balanced with the fruit. I really enjoyed this wine and, at $13, IMO this is a great value. I will definitely buy more. 13.5% alcohol.