BenMarco Malbec 2017
|Region||Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco|
Bright ruby-red. Lovely violet lift to the aromas of blackberry and cherry. Plush, rich and sweet, with its crushed black raspberry and black pepper flavors offering considerable immediate appeal. Less gripping than the Cabernet Sauvignon but smooth and refined, showing good depth of flavor. Finishes classically dry and pure, with a light dusting of tannins that are not quite as smooth as those of the Cabernet. I'd give this wine another 6 to 12 months in the bottle before pulling the cork. Incidentally, Edgardo del Pópolo is responsible for making the BenMarco wines, in the same Agrelo winery in which the Susana Balbo wines are made.