So I haven’t spent enough time with Malbec. Everytime I open a bottle I’m surprised by how much I enjoy it. Malbec is found in Bordeaux blends, southwest France, and is becoming extremely well known as a notable variety in Argentina.
LUIGI BOSCA RESERVA MALBEC 2005
VINTAGES 79293 | 750 mL bottle
I see a beautiful shining ruby red colour with a hint of purple. On the nose I get cedar and black licorice first, followed by dark ripe bruised cherries and a hint of chocolate. Luxurious in the mouth at first, and the tannins burst in quickly and roughly. I love the acidity, it’s making my mouth water a little. I can’t even tell there’s 14% alcohol!! There’s a burst of fruit flavour. The cherry is still here, plus blackberries, a hint of something blue – like blueberry only not quite – licorice and some dark chocolate. There is also some spiciness I’m really digging. Gingery-nutmeg-ee. The finish isn’t long, but really pleasant. A little spicy, a little cherry action. I dig this wine. The best part is the price – 17 bones. Pick a bottle up at your local LCBO, it’s tasty, it’s well priced.