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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
BenMarco Malbec 2010
BenMarco Malbec 2010
(search item no. 114951)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $19.99

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
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
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 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:

Beautiful deep purple color with perfumed aromas of ripe red fruits and roasted coffee beans. It is lush, fullbodied and penetrating on the palate with loads of chewy, currant jam flavors, bright acidity, and a touch of grip on the almost savory finish. This wine really unfolds with some air so try not to slurp it down in a rush, and it shows why the Argentine people are in love with Malbec. Some Bonarda was blended in for greater complexity and to achieve better balance.

Pairs well with a wide range of foods including beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta 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.