94 points Tim Atkin, MW: "(14.5%) Expresivo is the top red under the BenMarco label, produced from a marriage of Malbec and 15% Cabernet Franc. Showing the classic rosemary and wild thyme scents of Gualtallary, this is wonderfully focused and poised, with chalky intensity, layers of plum and blackberry fruit and a hint of graphite on the finish. 2024-2032."
93 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "[$35 list] The 2020 BenMarco Expresivo was produced with a blend of Malbec and 15% Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary ,cropped from a warm and dry year when the grapes ripened fast and thoroughly to 14.5% alcohol. It has notes of creamy oak and sweet spices and matured in new and used oak barrels for 14 months. It's juicy and medium to full-bodied with fine tannins and chalkiness, as it was selected from the whiter soils with more stones and limestone. Drink: 2022-2027. (11/30/22)"
92 points Joaquín Hidalgo (Vinous): "The 2020 BenMarco Expresivo is Malbec with a 15% dash of Cabernet Franc from Gualtallary, Uco Valley and was aged for 14 months in 70% new barrels. A dark purple in hue. The nose offers ripe fruit with herbs, hints of plum jam and blackberry. Intense and vigorous in the mouth with a firm, ripe and complex expression, the finish is fruity with a chalky quality that adds to the depth. This is a flavorful wine made riper by the warm year. Drinking Window: 2022-2035. (Nov 2022)"
|Varietal||Other Red Blends|
|Blend||85% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc|