Benmarco Malbec 2006

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Vintage: 2006 Varietal Composition: 90% Malbec, 10% Bonarda Vineyard Locations: Lujan de Cuyo-Agrelo, Rivadavia, San Carlos (Department-District) Avg. Vineyard Elev.: 3,350 feet Avg. Age of Vines: 21 years Rootstock: Ungrafted Harvest Method: Hand-harvested Oak Regimen: 11 months in 50% new French, 50% 1-year American barriques Fining: None Filtration: None Alcohol: 14.0% Total Case Production: 9,500 cases

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BenMarco:
Starting in 1999 Susana Balbo crafted a line of wines to showcase the ripe fruit expression of her sustainably- farmed Mendoza vineyards. The philosophy is a simple one: grow great grapes and make wines that are true to their place. Minimal intervention during the growing season and through harvest allows the true fruit character to develop. Combine this with Susana’s winemaking skills... Read more
Starting in 1999 Susana Balbo crafted a line of wines to showcase the ripe fruit expression of her sustainably- farmed Mendoza vineyards. The philosophy is a simple one: grow great grapes and make wines that are true to their place. Minimal intervention during the growing season and through harvest allows the true fruit character to develop. Combine this with Susana’s winemaking skills and the result is wines that express the powerful fruit flavors, the ripe tannins and the incredible length and balance that can only come from this one place: Mendoza. Read less

Member Reviews for Benmarco Malbec

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Snooth User: GoinGray
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3.00 5
07/15/2008

very distinctive oily/rubbery scent licorice/toasted walnut flavors dry oak finish


Snooth User: leland
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4.00 5
05/31/2008

Fantastic wine. Complex yet immensely drinkable.


Snooth User: jgrove
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2.00 5
01/31/2009

Two glasses


External Reviews for Benmarco Malbec

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 91+The 2006 Malbec (with 10% Bonarda) received 11 months in 50% new French oak and 50% 1 year American oak. Purple-colored, it offers an attractive toasty, smoky nose with notes of earth and black cherry. Medium-bodied and elegant, it is smooth-textured, ripe and concentrated with enough silky tannin to allow several years of development. It should drink well through 2020. This wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.Wine Tasting NotesBeautiful purple color with perfumed aromas of red fruits and some oak. Lush and penetrating on the palate with flavors of black currants, red currants and plum. Notes of dark chocolate and sandalwood creep through giving the wine a seductively long finish. This wine shows why the Argentine people are in love with Malbec.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/31/2008

Susana Balbo makes this supple and full-bodied red from 50-year-old vines. The age of the vines gives this wine uncommon richness and concentration, making it an extraordinarily sophisticated Malbec.



Vintage: 2006 Varietal Composition: 90% Malbec, 10% Bonarda Vineyard Locations: Lujan de Cuyo-Agrelo, Rivadavia, San Carlos (Department-District) Avg. Vineyard Elev.: 3,350 feet Avg. Age of Vines: 21 years Rootstock: Ungrafted Harvest Method: Hand-harvested Oak Regimen: 11 months in 50% new French, 50% 1-year American barriques Fining: None Filtration: None Alcohol: 14.0% Total Case Production: 9,500 cases

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