Luigi Bosca, Single Vineyard Malbec, Lujan de Cuyo DOC, Argentina 2009 14.1%, $34 @ Legacy

First, a lament. a4 I’ve been told I’m not allowed to purchase any more bottles until I drink most of what I have. Better get moving… There are 51 in the pantry. Have I mentioned how desperate I am for a cellar?

This week’s homework is from a single vineyard in a small Argentine DOC located inside Mendoza and planted at 960m.  Some of the world’s highest commercial vineyards are planted in Argentina.

This wine has an intense deep purple core and a thin ruby rim, with firm tannins and aromas of violets, ripe black fruit, ripe black cherry and oak.  Flavours of cassis, sweet black plum and dusty blackberries pervade.  A deep and d a r k  wine.  There is some spicy vanilla and slight sweet clove from the 14 months it spent in oak.

Beautifully balanced and an absolute a joy to drink alongside steak or any meaty dish.

WSET ‘Very Good’ wine.  Drink now, or may be kept 3 more, although it’s highly unlikely to last that long on my shelf.

 

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