I’ve had the Luigi Bosca Malbec for a number of years and it has been consistently good, and a good deal to boot. This one is dark inky in color, with lovely dark, rich berries on the nose. On the mid pallet are some deep rich dark berries, blueberries and the like. Quite rich. On the finish the wine is dominated by strong tannins and acidity. This wine is either too young or you need to have some patience and let it breath. The finish is on the longer side of medium with some oak also present. I would give it an 88 for now but with some breathing/aging it could easily be a 90.
From the LCBO web site:
LUIGI BOSCA SINGLE VINEYARD MALBEC 2008 VINTAGES 74922 | 750 mL bottle Price: $ 21.95
Wine, Red Wine 14.0% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : XD
Made in: Mendoza, Argentina By: Leoncio Arizu S.A.
Release Date: Oct 1, 2011
Full, deep red. Red plum, redcurrant, graphite, mocha, cocoa powder, mint and nutty oak on the inviting nose and palate. Suave, pliant and sexy, with a captivating suggestion of white fruits in the mouth. A silky, gently extracted malbec in a rather Old World style. Finishes with supple tannins and sneaky persistence. I like this. Score – 90. (Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, Jan./Feb. 2011)