BenMarco Mendoza Expresivo 2016 (Argentina) Rated 96JS
BenMarco Mendoza Expresivo 2016 (Argentina) Rated 96JS ymkt732326
James Suckling Review
Rated 96 Points
This really builds on the nose with notes of pure blackcurrants, iodine, ink, graphite, crushed stones, flint, morello-cherry essence and licorice. The fresh purity of the fruit that permeates the entire palate is what makes this wine. The tannins are so compact and dialed-in, framing tons of violet and lavender flavors and carrying them long on the finish. 75% malbec and 25% cabernet franc. Drink in 2022.
BenMarco Expresivo is a wine with deep, bright ruby color. It has chalk, earthy, floral, peppercorn tree fruits notes. Keeps showing its stuff as it breathes in the glass - for folks who want the full experience and may be a bit impatient, decanting is a good idea. Perfect balance, great concentration and length, and loaded with fine, ripe tannins for having with food or for aging. This wine should also age beautifully for 10-25 years. Pairs well with a wide range of foods including grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and most cream sauces.
Food Pairing Guide
Pairs well with a grilled steak, roasted pork loin, veal, medium-strong cheeses, and most cream sauces.
75% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol 13. 5%