2008 La Posta Malbec "Angel Paulucci Vineyard"
Winery: La Posta
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Angel Paulucci Vineyard"
Wine Category: Malbec
Grape blend: 100% Malbec
State or country: Argentina
Cases produced: 15,000
KWG Score: 90 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: April 21, 2010
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Malbec was my second favorite from a mini flight of lower priced Malbecs. It opens with a very mild black raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, and very fruit forward. The flavor profile is a very concentrated boysenberry with notes of black raspberry as well. The finish is dry and its building tannins are sticky and linger for a while. We did find that the fruit settled quickly with some air. So if you like big fruit drink it right way. If you prefer less fruit, decant it. Either way, serve it with a messy rack of barbecue ribs. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: Vibrant red color with aromas of red cherries, raspberries, and violets wafting from the glass along with notes of toasty oak. On the palate, the fresh berry flavors mingle with spice notes and there’s a hint of soft caramel on the finish. This is a creamy, medium-bodied and well-structured wine that is incredibly full of life. Goes great with everything from hamburgers and chicken to pasta and mild cheeses.
Organic status: not organic
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