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Ben Marco Expresivotext
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16¾/20

Ben Marco Expresivo 2018

Gualtallary, Tupungato, Central Region, Mendoza, ArgentinaThis vintage blends 85% malbec with 15% cabernet franc from Gualtallary's calcareous/alluvial soils and 1300m altitude that spends 14 months in French wood, 70% new. Its artistic label and name aren't all that is Expresivo about this giant red; the bottle's heft makes a big statement. Crushed red florals, red currants, ripe raspberry, juicy plum leads this fleshy, full red. The soils and altitude afford a finesse which is surprising and welcome. Tannins are fine and long, wrapping around it and drawing it long on the palate — quite a smart red.Tasted: 01 March 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 47.99 BCLS AB 48.00 select private retailers ON 38.00 The Beer Guy Producer: Dominio del PlataDistributors: Vintage West Wine Marketing
Blend: Malbec - Cabernet FrancCSPC: 79483UPC: 7798068481062