BenMarco Expresivo 2006

Red Blends from Argentina, South America

Item No. 97699
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS92
  • RP92
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Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 60% Malbec, 10 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Tannat.

Wafting aromas of 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.

Pairs well with a wide range of foods including grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and most cream sauces. This wine should also age beautifully for 10-25 years.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark and rich, with fig sauce, black tea, bittersweet cocoa and plum notes running along the very toasty palate. Thickly layered on the finish, where the toasty edge takes over for now, but with vivid raspberry fruit and minerality that should emerge with cellaring."
92 Points

"Purple-colored, it delivers a fragrant, complex bouquet of wood smoke, baking spices, black cherry, blackberry, and blueberry. On the palate, notes of chocolate and sandalwood emerge accompanied by a layered, savory wine with tons of fruit, a forward personality, and exceptional depth and concentration. Drink this outstanding effort from 2011 to 2020."
92 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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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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