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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
BenMarco Malbec 2007
BenMarco Malbec 2007
(search item no. 97441)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $17.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2012 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"At the suggested price, it is a steal. The 2007 Malbec contains 10% Bonarda. It received the same oak regimen as the Cabernet. Dark ruby/purple-colored, it exhibits a kinky perfume of black cherry, wild black raspberry, earth notes, and leather. On the palate there is plenty of jammy fruit, bright acidity, excellent balance, and a lengthy finish. While it may well evolve for 1-2 years, it can be enjoyed now. It too is a great value."
-Wine Advocate
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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.