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2020 Susana Balbo Argentina & Chile (Red Blends) "BenMarco Expresivo"

BenMarco 2020 Expresivo

Winery: Susana Balbo

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "BenMarco Expresivo"

Wine Category: Argentina & Chile (Red Blends)

Grape blend: 85% Malbec & 15% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Uco Valley

State or country: Argentina

Price: $35

Cases produced: 3,300

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: May 14, 2023

Wine Review: This midnight purple colored Malbec based blend from Susanna Balbo opens with a black olive, espresso, and blackberry bouquet with hints of mahogany and black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with very bright acidity. The mouthfeel is round, juicy, and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is ripe blackberry liqueur and stony minerality blend with notes of stewed plum and oak. I also detected hints of black tea, green olive, and black pepper. The finish is dry, and its fruit flavors and mild tannins are nicely prolonged. This wine would pair well with grilled barbecue spareribs. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: The BenMarco Expresivo is a lineal, fresh wine, with aromas of blackberries, pepper tree and violets. It stands out for its mineral notes, balanced natural acidity and firm tannins. It has a great aging potential. Pair with roasted pork tenderloin or hard cheeses.

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