I’ve had this one in the past and it has been a good deal so I grabbed it again. The last time I had it was after 1 year of bottle aging and it was lovely. On opening the wine is dark purple in color as expected on a malbec. Some nice fruit on the nose. On the mid pallet are varietal malbec flavors. On the finish is a slight bit of tannins. The one I had was no where near as big as the one James Molesworth had in the description below but perhaps that’s the additional 8 months in the bottle. I would give this an 88-89. Not as good as the last vintage and nowhere near the 91 that James gave it. Nice wine none the less.
From the LCBO web site:
LUIGI BOSCA RESERVA MALBEC 2005 Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza This wine earned an Editors’ Choice nod with a score of 91 points in the February 2008 issue of Wine Enthusiast. TASTING NOTE: A big, broad-shouldered wine, with muscular layers of black fig, coffee, bittersweet cocoa and dark licorice piled on top of hefty cedar-tinged tannins. A bit of a brute in style, but cellaring should soften its edges enough. Drink now through 2010. Smart Buy. Score – 91. (James Molesworth, www.winespectator.com, Feb.29, 2008) 079293 (D) 750 mL $15.00