Sunday, September 14, 2008

Ben Marco Malbec 2006

  • Area: Argentina, Mendoza
  • Grape: 90% Malbec, 10% Bonarda
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Rating: Black 89, Dilettante 88

Description: This has the beautiful black/purple color. This unfined and unfiltered wine has more of a Cote du Rhone character than a classic malbec. On the nose there's subtle elements of wood, black cherry and wet moss. On the palate it's chewy with concentrated flavors of dark coco, mulberry, black cherry, grapes and earth. The lingering finish is well rounded with a hint of crushed grape seeds at the very end. 15 minutes in the decanter is recommended.

Food Pairing: venison, duck, beef bourguignon

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