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This wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina. I’ve had Malbec from Mendoza before, but not other varieties.
BenMarco is part of the Dominio del Plata winery.
The wine is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc.
There’s lots of fruit on the nose, with blackberries and other berries dominating. I taste a lot of fruit, too, along with some vanilla and a bit of chocolate. This is a very good, fruit-forward wine. This is a fairly easy-drinking wine, especially for a Cabernet Sauvignon. I’m really enjoying this wine, and I’ll give it an “Excellent” rating.
This wine definitely benefits from decanting.
This is a very good wine, especially if you give it time to open up. It’s very fruity and juicy, easy-drinking, and is surprisingly complex.