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Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Wine Review

Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Los Árboles, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $18.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: BenMarco

Agent: Barrique Wine Imports Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

A Savoury, juicy and full-bodied, fresh Cabernet Sauvignon unfined and unfiltered with bright red and dark berry fruit. The Cab Sauv. wine grapes for this vintage were brought up in rocky soils 1,200 meters above sea level in the Tunuyán Department.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: pepper steak, beef empanadas, chicken cacciatore, venison burgers, hard cheese.

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This Benmarco Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was reviewed on August 30, 2019 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Alan Dunne rated this wine as 92/100
Daniel O'Keefe rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Crafted from grapes grown at about 3000 feet or 900 metres above sea level. Pleasant and ripe notes of cassis, blackcurrant, black cherry, and plum. Fruit dominates the nose while the barrels take the palate with oak, barrel spice, cocoa, and smoke flavours. Balanced elements, nothing too high or low when it comes to alcohol, acidity, or tannins. This Cabernet Sauvignon is pretty nice and offers fair value. Serve with grilled beef or with chocolate-covered dark fruit.
Benmarco 2016 is a classic Argentinean Cabernet Sauvignon from Los Árboles in the Uco Valley. Great value under $20. Dry, medium-bodied, fresh with bright dark plum, blackberry, cassis, savoury herb and dark spice flavours with great acidity for food on the palate. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Tannins are firm. Pair with grilled lamb chops. - Community Wine Reviews

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