Benmarco Malbec 2011
Beautiful deep purple color with perfumed aromas of ripe red fruits and roasted coffee beans. It is lush, full-bodied and penetrating on the palate with loads of chewy, currant jam flavors, bright acidity, and a touch of grip on the almost savory finish. This wine really unfolds with some air so try not to slurp it down in a rush, and it shows why the Argentine people are in love with Malbec. Some Bonarda (5%) was blended in for greater complexity and to achieve better balance. Grapes were hand harvested from ungrafted, 25 year-old vines. Spent 11 months in 60% new French oak & 40% in second use American oak barrels. The finished product pairs well with a wide range of foods including beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces.
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A rich, inviting red, with overtones of roasted coffee bean, licorice and smoke to the juicy blackberry, cassis and plum skin fruit character, leading to a Mocha Java aftertaste. Drink now.
The 2011 BenMarco Malbec is blended with 5% Bonarda. It comes from Lujan de Cuyo, Uco Valley and Tupungato and is raised in 60% new French oak and 40% second use American for 11 months. The nose is intense with blackberry, spice box and a touch of Thai fish sauce. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent blackberry and bilberry fruit. It is well-balanced, clean and fresh with a pleasing supple finish, with a sprinkle of white pepper and tobacco on the aftertaste. Drink now–2016.
Bright red-ruby. Slightly reduced aromas of blackberry, kirsch and licorice complicated by game and spices. Dense, juicy and bright, with good floral lift and perfume to its dark fruit and sexy chocolatey oak flavors. Comes across as sweeter than the 2011 cabernet. Nicely balanced, long wine with supple tannins and good grip.
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