Luigi Bosca Reserva Malbec D.O.C 2003
Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
Lustrous, deep, clear scarlet red. Very strong legs.
Dark ripe berry jams and preserves - raspberries, blackberries. Tobacco. A light black pepper spiciness
Medium-full body. Dense, jammy berry fruits on the front palate with lots of spicy pepper and tobacco. Very well balanced with good acidity. Fine but robust tannins give excellent structure from the front right through to the long finish. Additional oak complexities of vanilla and pencil shavings.
This D.O.C (Denominación de Origen Controlada) is made from Malbec sourced solely from Luigi Bosca's Vistalba vineyard in Lujan de Cuyo. It is a stunning wine with somewhat more depth, intensity and character than the (also excellent) standard Reserva Malbec. 14 months in French oak lends the fruit a denser, jam-like integrated richness, but even so the tannins and acidity promise this wine will continue to age gracefully for years to come - if you can keep your hands off it for that long. A bit pricey for every-day drinking, but fair value and hard to top if you really want to impress your dinner party.