Dominio del Plata (Susana Balbo)

Barrel Fermented Valle De Uco Torrontes

8.717 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Valle De Uco, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Torrontés
Top Notes For
Jenny Hemmer

Interesting & really balanced with oak aging. Delicate apples, lemon & vanilla

Interesting & really balanced with oak aging. Delicate apples, lemon & vanilla

1 person found it helpfulAug 13th, 2015
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

8.0

Not my style of #torrontes The grape is already quite low in acid and this being #barrelfermented does not help give the wine any lift. Nothing unpleasant but nothing exciting. #susanabalbo #argentina #ctbucklinwine

Not my style of #torrontes The grape is already quite low in acid and this being #barrelfermented does not help give the wine any lift. Nothing unpleasant but nothing exciting. #susanabalbo #argentina #ctbucklinwine

Aug 7th, 2016
Jordan Weissmann

I like it, but the reduction note is a tad overpowering.

I like it, but the reduction note is a tad overpowering.

May 11th, 2019
LM Segal

Powerfully floral on an unexpectedly light, chalky, linear background. Pure and with deceptive power, this is wow for the $$ and so different...Riesling meets Chablis in a dry place.

Powerfully floral on an unexpectedly light, chalky, linear background. Pure and with deceptive power, this is wow for the $$ and so different...Riesling meets Chablis in a dry place.

Feb 4th, 2018
Vanessa Hadick

Interesting style of wine, decent body, but lacking acid. The barrel fermentation made me miss the crispness I was hoping for. Couldn't hold up to a spicy curry. But still fun to try.

Interesting style of wine, decent body, but lacking acid. The barrel fermentation made me miss the crispness I was hoping for. Couldn't hold up to a spicy curry. But still fun to try.

Jul 8th, 2017
Stephany Bader

Really good white with a fruity nose but a dry taste.

Really good white with a fruity nose but a dry taste.

Jan 31st, 2016
Mike D
8.8

I don't know if it's because I had this after an incredibly disappointing Fendant but this is a beautiful Torrontés. The nose is all gorgeous jasmine, tropical fruit, honeysuckle and a touch of spice. It's the stuff of exotic dreams. Flavour wise the palate doesn't quite reach those dreamy heights but it matches nose for the most part so it's honest. There's a great balance here with a bright fresh acidity and a floral jasmine meets salty white grapefruit combination that lingers on the finish like goodnight kiss. All that is largely secondary because the texture is brilliant. It's full, luxurious, comforting and not the least bit heavy—think top-quality merino wool sweater. This is what good use of oak and barrel fermentation is supposed to do with wine, not prop-up some poor second rate juice by taking over with caramel sweetness and spice. In short this is a great gateway wine for Chard. and red wine lovers looking to expand their palates.

I don't know if it's because I had this after an incredibly disappointing Fendant but this is a beautiful Torrontés. The nose is all gorgeous jasmine, tropical fruit, honeysuckle and a touch of spice. It's the stuff of exotic dreams. Flavour wise the palate doesn't quite reach those dreamy heights but it matches nose for the most part so it's honest. There's a great balance here with a bright fresh acidity and a floral jasmine meets salty white grapefruit combination that lingers on the finish like goodnight kiss. All that is largely secondary because the texture is brilliant. It's full, luxurious, comforting and not the least bit heavy—think top-quality merino wool sweater. This is what good use of oak and barrel fermentation is supposed to do with wine, not prop-up some poor second rate juice by taking over with caramel sweetness and spice. In short this is a great gateway wine for Chard. and red wine lovers looking to expand their palates.

Dec 6th, 2015
Stephen Mathews

Stephen had this 4 years ago

Stephen had this 4 years ago

Jan 30th, 2016
Philippe Guigal

COO Domaine Guigal

8.2

Philippe had this 4 years ago

Philippe had this 4 years ago

Oct 8th, 2015
Brian McMahon

Sales Polaner Selections

10

Brian had this 5 years ago

Brian had this 5 years ago

Jan 15th, 2015