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BenMarco Malbec 2017

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BenMarco Malbec 2017
$14.99
$13.49

SKU 6777

750ml

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BenMarco Malbec is a testament to Uco Valley, from which it hails, proffering aromas of fresh black fruit and floral notes of violets. The palate shows great balance, very fine tannins, and a thread of acidity going through its core, lifting it up and going its length. Pair with beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco
Brand BenMarco
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
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VinousBright ruby-red. Lovely violet lift to the aromas of blackberry and cherry. Plush, rich and sweet, with its crushed black raspberry and black pepper flavors offering considerable immediate appeal. Less gripping than the Cabernet Sauvignon but smooth and refined, showing good depth of flavor. Finishes classically dry and pure, with a light dusting of tannins that are not quite as smooth as those of the Cabernet. I'd give this wine another 6 to 12 months in the bottle before pulling the cork. Incidentally, Edgardo del Pópolo is responsible for making the BenMarco wines, in the same Agrelo winery in which the Susana Balbo wines are made.

Stephen Tanzer, September 2019