BenMarco Malbec Mendoza 2013
This is everything that you want in a Malbec and more. The color is bright ruby red, the smoky aromas are perfumed with coffee and ripe black fruits, and the palate is jam-packed with blackberries and currants. Crisp acidity and fine tannins add balance and complexity, making this a great Argentine showing for lovers of the varietal.
The winemaker blended in a small amount of Bonarda from 26 year old vines in order to add greater balance and acidity to the wine. The wine was later aged 11 months in 80% new French oak and 20% second use American oak.