Luigi Bosca Malbec
Deep violet colour, with aromas of cherries and ripe plums. Spiced, with notes of mocha and blackberries. Elegantly sweet. Delicate perfume and elegant structure.
Aged for 14 months in oak barrels.
Vineyard age: 70 years.
Malbecs are finicky. Sometimes you get a great one, and sometimes you get one destined for spaghetti sauce. Save the others for the sauce, because this one's a keeper. Competing well with the Fabre Montmayou "Pretty" Malbec we featured last year, this Argentinian is bold and full of everything you want in a Malbec with a bit more. 14 months in oak make this a delightful wine. The fact that you can leave it in your wine cave (if you have one, but DEFINITELY NOT over your refrigerator) for up to 8 years before pulling the cork (yes, and yey, it has a cork!) makes it one to stock up. Try it, and let us know what you think.
Average Price: $24
Find it at Riverside Village Wine Shop