Deep earthy black fruits, kind of jammy aroma. Palate approaches nicely, with a smooth chalkiness that opens into stone fruit and apple-fruit on the somewhat dry and gritty finish.
Beautiful aromas of chalky spice and blackberries. Palate is bright and acidic - full of cranberries. Lots of fresh red fruit and a hint of herb, basil and tomato as well. Attacks with medicine and finishes spicy.
The wine itself has a lovely nose of rich leather, ripe berries, licorice and spice, aromas that remind me of a high-quality Cabernet. The taste presents some modest fruit up front with flavors of ripe plum and black currant, which quickly transitions to some lively spice and mint midpalate. The finish is tight, with a good bit of tartness as the well structured tannins support a long, smooth, dry finish. A nice wine that would be great to sip in front of a fire on a lovely February evening. See my full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2013/02/2009-benmarco-cabernet-sauvignon.html
Four and a half glasses
Food Pairings for Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon
Beautiful deep red color with perfumed aromas of ripe black cherries, strawberries and roasted cocoa beans. This wine is full-bodied and incredibly lush for a young Cabernet. It explodes on the palate with red and black fruits, then shows baking spices on its way to a mouthwatering finish.
Notes: 11 months in 50% new French oak barrels, 50% 1-year American barrels.
|Alcohol: 14.3%||pH: 3.64|
|Total Acidity: 5.4 grams per liter|