Feb. 26, 2015 |
In that opportunity, he visited Dominio del Plata winery, where he tried its whole wine line. Among his favorite Argentine whites, BenMarco Torrontés 2013 was rated with 93 pts. Tim described this wine as “an innovative Torrontés, as it was 50% fermented in new French oak and stayed for a short time on fine lees. It is in the style of whites from Graves, with notes of grapefruit, a great mineral character and a subtle presence of oak.” In addition, the emblematic wine of the winery, Nosotros Malbec 2010, also scored 93 pts, whereas Susana Balbo Brioso 2010 and Susana Balbo Late Harvest Torrontés 2010 received 92 pts. Moreover, the report includes BenMarco Malbec 2012 and Crios Torrontés 2013, scoring 90 pts. The former is a “traditional” wine of Argentina, whereas the latter is a classic Torrontés, in which fresh fruit and vibrant acidity stand out.