BenMarco Expresivo 2016/17

BenMarco Expresivo 2016/17

The aptly named Expresivo is a multi-parcel blend that epitomises the art of blending not only hugely individual varietal personalities but also a diverse array of terroirs, each bringing something different to the party.

Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Tannat, Syrah and Bonarda from Mendoza vineyards scattered several hundred kilometres apart, specifically chosen for their quality, vinified separately and expertly blended.

Expresivo is now Edy del Popolo's baby and what a fantastic job he is doing with this wine - expressive it is, overbearing and overloaded it is not. This is one of the finest wines we represent.

96 / 100, Tim Atkin, Argentina Special Report 2019 (2017 vintage)

93 / 100, Tim Atkin 2018 (2016 vintage)

96 / 100, James Suckling, Argentine Pushes the Limits, March 2018 (2016 vintage)

90 / 100, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2016 vintage)

"Ripe black fruit aromas display a beautifully expressed fragrance from Cabernet Franc. The sense of freshness continues on the palate with supple texture from finely grained tannins and a firm, elegant finish."

Steven Spurrier,, February 2017 (2014 vintage)

93 / 100 Luis Gutierrez, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2014 vintage)

"Made from a combination of Malbec with 20% Cabernet Franc, both from high altitude Gualtallary, this is a serious, complex red blend that's every bit as good as the 2013. Sappy, spicy and rich, this is abundantly perfumed, flavoursome, and mineral-edged with a long, chalky finish."

94 / 100 Tim Atkin ARGENTINA 2016 Special Report (2014 vintage)

93 / 100 Luis Gutierrez,, August 2015 (2013 vintage)

"... another wine that has benefited from the change in style at this winery. Focused, precise and well-balanced with bright acidity, filigree tannins and floral nuanced fruit flavours."

94 / 100 Tim Atkin ARGENTINA 2015 Special Report (2013 vintage)

"Showing real personality by displaying pungent notes of blackberries and violets, as well as dark chocolate."

Recommended, 16.5 / 20, Decanter, July 2015 (2013 vintage)

"Wow. I like the aromas to this with black currants, tangerines, and licorice. Full body, firm tannins and layers of pretty fruit plus just a hint of vanilla bean. So energetic and exciting."

94 / 100 (2012 vintage)

94 / 100 (2010 vintage)

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