Ben Marco Malbec 14.5% abv 75cl

Ben Marco Malbec 14.5% abv 75cl

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One of my favourite Susana Balbo wines, along with Expessivo and Nosotros of course! The secret to this excellent Malbec is the fruit is all from Vista Flores in the Uco Valley, regarded as the best vineyard site in all Argentina. Plus the Benmarco project has been in the hands of Edy del Popolo, making premium fruit driven wines. This is big and powerful in the typical Argentine style we have all come to love. Fruit, power, oak, acidity all in balance.

The grapes were hand picked of course, left on the lees for a full month with regular battonage, and underwent full malolactic fermentation before being tansferred to second fill French oak for 11 months. This process extracted maximum colour and flavour yet kept the oak in check to make sure it complemented the wine and didn't overpower i

92 / 100, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate  (2016 vintage)

93 / 100, Tim Atkin 2018 (2016 vintage)

92 / 100, James Suckling, Argentine Pushes the Limits, March 2018 (2016 vintage)