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BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
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92
WA
92
VM
91
Additional vintages
2019 2017 2014 2013
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Linear and very tight with blueberries, walnuts and hints of hazelnuts. Medium body, polished tannins and a compact and very finely structured tannin texture. Drink or hold. ... More details
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BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml

SKU 853827
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Professional Ratings
JS
92
WA
92
VM
91
JS
92
Rated 92 by James Suckling
Linear and very tight with blueberries, walnuts and hints of hazelnuts. Medium body, polished tannins and a compact and very finely structured tannin texture. Drink or hold.
WA
92
Rated 92 by Wine Advocate
The peppery and spicy 2017 BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is a great expression of the variety in the Los Árboles part of Tunuyán in the Valle de Uco. There is great definition and balance, combining ripeness and power with elegance and finesse. It matured in second use French barriques for 11 months. 20,000 bottles produce.
VM
91
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
Bright ruby-red. Pure, high-pitched aromas of dark berries, black cherry, licorice, herbs and violet, plus a suggestion of white tobacco. A wonderfully elegant, mineral-tinged Cabernet midweight with subtle sweetness to its pristine dark fruit and tobacco flavors. Finishes with lush, smooth tannins, lovely length and a light touch. Susana Balbo told me that she looks more for polysaccharides than for coffee and chocolate torrefaction from her use of oak, toasting her barrels more slowly and at lower temperature. And she also makes her wine "relatively approachable" early but capable of aging, "by ripening the tannins on the vines." Incidentally, from 1999 through 2016 the Cabernet that Balbo bottled under her eponymous label came from this vineyard but when she began making the Susana Balbo Cabernet from vines in Gualtallary, this fruit was earmarked for the BenMarco bottling. (13.9% alcohol; from very stony soil; aged in second- and third-use oak)
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Argentina
region
Cuyo
appellation
Mendoza
Additional vintages
2019 2017 2014 2013
Overview
Rated 92 - The peppery and spicy 2017 BenMarco Cabernet Sauvignon is a great expression of the variety in the Los Árboles part of Tunuyán in the Valle de Uco. There is great definition and balance, combining ripeness and power with elegance and finesse. It matured in second use French barriques for 11 months. 20,000 bottles produce.
green grapes

Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

By far and away the most recognized and widely grown red wine grape varietal in the world is the Cabernet Sauvignon. First cultivated in the 18th century in France, this wonderful cross of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes has long since been the most important varietal for red wines across the globe. Now grown everywhere from its native France to the furthest reaches of the New World, Cabernet Sauvignon is adored and prized by wineries for its hardiness and resistance to rot, as well as its large and sharp flavors and wonderful capability for fine aging Indeed, many of the finest wines of history and the modern age would be simply unimaginable without Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with the famed wineries of Bordeaux and other important regions using it as the primary grape in their oak aged produce. High tannin levels, acidity and powerful flavors are the characteristics most commonly associated with this varietal, however, when blended and slowly aged, it is capable of a world of flavors and aromas unmatched by any other grape.
barrel

Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
fields

Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.
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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

By far and away the most recognized and widely grown red wine grape varietal in the world is the Cabernet Sauvignon. First cultivated in the 18th century in France, this wonderful cross of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes has long since been the most important varietal for red wines across the globe. Now grown everywhere from its native France to the furthest reaches of the New World, Cabernet Sauvignon is adored and prized by wineries for its hardiness and resistance to rot, as well as its large and sharp flavors and wonderful capability for fine aging Indeed, many of the finest wines of history and the modern age would be simply unimaginable without Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with the famed wineries of Bordeaux and other important regions using it as the primary grape in their oak aged produce. High tannin levels, acidity and powerful flavors are the characteristics most commonly associated with this varietal, however, when blended and slowly aged, it is capable of a world of flavors and aromas unmatched by any other grape.
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Region: Cuyo

The historic mountainous region of Cuyo in central-west Argentina, remains the nation's key wine producing area to this day, producing over eighty percent of the country's wines. Argentinian wines have gone from strength to strength over the past few decades, and it is undoubtedly the region of Cuyo which produces Argentina's most characterful and representative wines. Cuyo's dry and arid soil, rich in iron and other minerals has proven to be an ideal environment for the cultivation of Malbec grapes, alongside several other varietals which thrive in the hot climate and reach full ripeness each autumn, expressing their fruit-forward character. The vineyards of Cuyo are fed by the great Desaguadero River and its tributaries, helped by the extensive irrigation projects which have been undertaken over the past century.
fields

Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.