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2013 Susana Balbo Malbec "BenMarco"

Winery: Susana Balbo

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "BenMarco"

Wine Category: Malbec

Grape blend: 100% Malbec

Region: Uco Valley

State or country: Argentina

Price: $18

Cases produced: 30,000

KWG Score: 91.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: March 18, 2016

Wine Review: The panel thought this dark ruby colored Malbec from the Uco Valley would be a nice pub wine. It opens with a mild black plum and pomegranate bouquet with hints of earth. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and rather juicy. The flavor profile is a gentle blackberry with notes of black raspberry. We also detected hints of olive, dark chocolate and cedar. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are a bit sticky. The panel suggested pairing this Malbec with grilled steak tips or short ribs. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: BenMarco Malbec 2013 is testament to Uco Valley where it hails from, proffering a bouquet of fresh black fruit, floral notes (violets), primary aromas with a mineral background, very soft tannins and juicy acidity. Pairing: Barbecued beef, lamb or pork, semi-firm cow's and goat's milk cheeses.

Organic status: not organic

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