BenMarco Expresivo 2009

Red Blends from Argentina, South America

$34.99
Item No. 118729
  • red wine
  • RP92
  • ST90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Wafting aromas of ripe red currants, black cherries and mildly smoky and sweet vanilla oak. Layers of currant fruit, dense black cherry, and notes of brown spice (cocoa, nutmeg), dark chocolate, and hints of sandalwood. Perfect balance, great concentration and length, and loaded with fine, ripe tannins for having with food or for aging. This wine should age beautifully for 10-25 years.

Pairs well with a wide range of foods including grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and most cream sauces.

Blend: 50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah,10% Tannat, 5% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Expresivo is a blend of 50% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, with the balance Tannat and Petit Verdot. It offers up considerably more sophistication and complexity in its suave personality. In the glass it displays enough structure to evolve for several years and will deliver prime drinking from 2014 to 2024."
92 Points

"Good full ruby-red. Blackberry, Baker's chocolate, flowers and sexy oak on the nose. Suave, sweet and juicy, with a distinctly savory accent and harmonious acidity to the raspberry and floral flavors. Offers an attractive combination of sweetness and acidity and an umami-like texture. Finishes with dusty, building tannins and solid spine."
90 Points

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Learn About BenMarco Map ItMap It

In 1999 Susana Balbo crafted a line of wines to showcase the ripe fruit expression of her sustainably-farmed Mendoza vineyards. The philosophy is a simple one: grow great grapes and make wines that are true to their place. Minimal intervention during the growing season and through harvest allows the true fruit character to develop. Combine this with Susana's winemaking skills and the result is wines that express the powerful fruit flavors, the ripe tannins and the incredible length and balance that can only come from this one place: Mendoza.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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