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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
BenMarco Expresivo 2008
BenMarco Expresivo 2008
(search item no. 110239)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $36.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

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. Keeps showing its stuff as it breathes in the glass—for folks who want the full experience and may be a bit impatient, decanting is a good idea. Perfect balance, great concentration and length, and loaded with fine, ripe tannins for having with food or for aging. This wine should also 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.
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About BenMarco:

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.