2012 BenMarco Cabernet
Mendoza, Argentina

Black fruits, a touch each of Cab Franc and Merlot may account for a hint of spice and some interesting aromatics. Really nice now but should also calm down and improve with a bit of time.

89 ST

2012 BenMarco Cabernet


as part of a mixed case.

24 bottles available.

Winemaker's Notes
"Beautiful deep red color with perfumed aromas of ripe black cherries, strawberries and roasted cocoa beans. This wine is full-bodied and incredibly lush for a young Cabernet. It explodes on the palate with red and black fruits, then shows baking spices on its way to a mouthwatering finish. Pairs with a wide range of foods including beef, sausages, spiced or grilled pork, veal, rabbit, medium-strong cheeses, and meat-based pasta sauces."

Technical Notes
"90% Cabernet Sauvignon/5% Merlot/5% Cabernet Franc. Aged 11 months in 80% new French oak and 20% second use French oak barrels. 13.9% alc."
Stephen Tanzer
"89 pts ...Musky aromas of currant, plum, tobacco, roast coffee and smoky oak, plus a hint of herbs. Shows a glyceral texture but also a firm acid spine to its nicely perfumed red and darker berry flavors accented by spices and herbs. Finishes with firm, ripe, dusty tannins and very good grip and length."