Color is a medium garnet. Red berries, red licorice, and leafy herbs flow up on the nose.  Black cherries, licorice, and tobacco leaf come out on the palate, while tart cranberry dials down the richness with a zingy acidity on the mid-palate. This is a rifle-shot glass of wine, well-aimed and precise, rather than opulent. Drink to offer counter-point to richly sauced steak. Highly Recommended. 91 points. DBH

WHO: Susana Balbo
WHAT: Malbec
WHEN: 2015
DESIGNATION: Crios
WHERE: Mendoza, Argentina
HOW MUCH: $15 (media sample)
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