2013 Susana Balbo Argentina & Chile (Red Blends) "BenMarco Expresivo"
Winery: Susana Balbo
Wine Name/Vineyard: "BenMarco Expresivo"
Wine Category: Argentina & Chile (Red Blends)
Grape blend: 65% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Franc & 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Uco Valley
State or country: Argentina
Cases produced: 833
KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: March 6, 2017
Wine Review: This pitch black colored Malbec based blend from Argentina opens with a blackberry bouquet with hints of oak and blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a ripe blackberry with nicely integrated minerality. I also detected hints of oak, plum, black cherry and a touch of black olive. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins drift away nicely. This wine could have scored much higher with some added structure and complexity. That said, it is very tasty and will be a crowd pleaser. I would serve it with grilled barbecue steak tips. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: BenMarco Expresivo is a wine with aromas of blackberry, peppercorn tree, violet, mineral notes, balanced natural acidity and firm fine-grained tannins. Pairs well with a grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and most cream sauces.
Organic status: not organic
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