Susana Balbo Benmarco Expresivo

93 / 100, Tim Atkin 2018 (2016 vintage)

96 / 100, James Suckling, Argentine Pushes the Limits, March 2018 (2016 vintage)

90 / 100, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)

Every vintage of Benmarco Expesivo has been superb in my opinion. Not many people know about it, but it is one of my favourite wines. If you like good Bordeaux you will love this! The current trend in Argentina is to downplay the fruit a bit and make more European style wines, which I personally think is turning your back on one of Argentina's strongest selling points -  the high sugar levels and superb quality grapes derived from the consistent sunshine.

I find the recent vintage of Susana Balbo Brioso for example to be a little too austere for my taste. However this Benmarco Expressivo is still that typical Argentine blockbuster and I would choose this wine over Brioso every time. It's a beauty!

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£32.50

93 / 100, Tim Atkin 2018 (2016 vintage)

96 / 100, James Suckling, Argentine Pushes the Limits, March 2018 (2016 vintage)

90 / 100, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)

BenMarco Expresivo is a wine with aromas of blackberry, peppercorn tree, violet, mineral notes, balanced natural acidity and firm fine-grained tannins. "

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Location Gualtallary, Mendoza
Winery Susana Balbo
Winery status Large family winery
Winemaker Edy del Popolo
Annual production Tiny
Grapes 80% Malbec, 20% Cabernet Franc
Product awards 93 / 100, Tim Atkin 2018 (2016 vintage) 96 / 100, James Suckling, Argentine Pushes the Limits, March 2018 (2016 vintage) 90 / 100, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)
Gold Medals
Style Bordeaux
ABV 14.5
Bottle Size 75cl
Vintage 2016
Percentage score 92
Sulphite level Low
John's Rating
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