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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Luigi Bosca Icono
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16¾/20

Luigi Bosca Icono 2015

Mendoza, ArgentinaThe blend is fluid, but it revolves around the 50/50 mark of malbec and cabernet sauvignon made from 90-year-old vines. The 2015 vintage was cold by Mendoza, Uco Valley standards. The nose is lifted with intense black plums, red jam, spices, floral, roasted coffee beans. The attack is warm and rich, almost overwhelming the palate with more floral, meaty, rich fruit and a spicy, savoury aftertaste. The textures are silky, long, and warm, with freshness and lingering alcohol. It isn’t near ready to drink, but it would be okay with a leg of lamb or a grilled steak. Icono has a total of 18 months of ageing in barrels. Each variety is aged separately in new oak for six months before they are married another 12 months in more new French oak barrels. It was bottled without filtering.Tasted: 13 September 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 137.99 private wine shops Producer: Luigi BoscaDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Malbec - Cabernet SauvignonUPC: 7791203001460