Luigi Bosca Single Vineyard Malbec 2008, Luján De Cuyo, Mendoza

Malbec Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

$21.95 (74922)

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October 01, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a serious, remarkably elegant, firm and juicy example from Luigi Bosca, far above the average in terms of...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a full bodied, smooth and rich malbec with a generous but soft nose of plums, raspberry, licorice and gentle...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

Hardly a collector’s wine, but this is not the point; the 2009 Single Vineyard Malbec remains a very tasty,...

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Community Reviews (4)

Mike de Maria
Mike de Maria

I've found that over the past 2 years, we've been inundated with many "good but not great" Malbecs. Most are inexpensive and for the price, usually good value. The regular Luigi Bosca Malbec is one of the better examples I find of these types of wines. This single vineyard version is definitely a step above and well worth the $20+ price. It is full bodied, juicy and fruity (but not jammy or over the top), very well balanced. Layers of berries (I get more red than black), nice (and subtle) oak influences, and some spice notes.

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Adam
Adam

A very nicely structured wine with moderate complexity. The nose is pleasant but not overly revealing. The palate is warm and earthy with a nice core of fruit and a lengthy though somewhat alcohol infused finish. I tasted something resembling pitch, which threw me off at first but this softened to herbal / woody notes with time in the glass. I enjoyed the 2006 vintage immensely after a year or two in the cellar and I expect that this 2008 will impress even more after a little more bottle time.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opens up with ripe plums, fresh cherries, spices, red currants, light cedar and slight floral tones. Rich and vibrant mouthfeel with fresh acidity, velvet tannins and noticeable alcohol. It states 14.4% on the label but to me, it does feel higher. This Malbec finish is long with Cherry, sweet spices and mocha, leaving a good impression. This wine has so much potential, each glass was getting better and better. Overall great aromatics, very good value, this is a lot of wine for $22, drink now or hold for 4-5 years.

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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted August 2012.

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