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2016 Susana Balbo Argentina & Chile (Red Blends) "BenMarco Expresivo"

BenMarco 2016 Expresivo

Winery: Susana Balbo

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "BenMarco Expresivo"

Wine Category: Argentina & Chile (Red Blends)

Grape blend: 75% Malbec & 25% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Uco Valley

State or country: Argentina

Price: $35

Cases produced: 1,833

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: May 6, 2019

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark ruby colored Malbec based blend opens with a boysenberry and black cherry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, nicely balanced and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty blackberry and boysenberry blend with notes of fine minerality and oak. I also detected hints of black pepper. The finish is rather dry and its refined moderate tannins stick around for a very long time. This wine certainly over delivers for the money. I would pair it with a well marbled-ribeye, Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: BenMarco Expresivo, is a wine with deep, bright ruby color. It has chalk, earthy, floral, peppercorn tree fruits notes. It is a vertical wine with ultra-fine-grained tannins, long after taste and great aging potential. Pair with grilled meats and medium-strong cheeses.

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