Benmarco Malbec 2006
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
External Reviews for Benmarco Malbec
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.
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.