BenMarco Expresivo Mendoza 2020

Other Red Blends from Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina
JS 96
TA 94
WA 93
V 92
14.5% ABV
Item # 345584

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750ml
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96 points James Suckling: "A nuanced but deep nose, showing crushed stones, fresh and glossy blackberries and blueberries, then flowers, asphalt, cocoa powder and chalk. Broad, exuberant and concentrated, but not at all heavy. This is juicy and so polished and dense, with silky, chalky tannins to coat the blueberry fruit. Fleshy, tight and seamless. Long and so seductive now. 85% malbec and 15% cabernet franc. Vegan. Drink or hold. (3/23/22)"

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)"
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96 points James Suckling: "A nuanced but deep nose, showing crushed stones, fresh and glossy blackberries and blueberries, then flowers, asphalt, cocoa powder and chalk. Broad, exuberant and concentrated, but not at all heavy. This is juicy and so polished and dense, with silky, chalky tannins to coat the blueberry fruit. Fleshy, tight and seamless. Long and so seductive now. 85% malbec and 15% cabernet franc. Vegan. Drink or hold. (3/23/22)"

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)"
Product SKU 345584
Producer BenMarco
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
SubRegion Uco Valley
Varietal Other Red Blends
Vintage 2020
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 85% Malbec, 15% Cabernet Franc
ABV 14.5%
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