Luigi Bosca Icono 2011Mendoza, ArgentinaThis has to be one of the heaviest bottles you'll pick up this year. A blend of 57 percent malbec and 43 cabernet sauvignon, this is sourced from low yielding 90+ year-old vines planted at 1,050m above sea level. Deep purple in colour, it pours like a youthful wine. However, it's at a lovely point of development right now, combining tertiary notes of cedar and underbrush with ripe black fruits and chocolatey oak. With 200 percent new French oak, the oak is not subtle, but it's balanced by the intensity and concentration of the fruit. It's a big wine to be sure, but it's also not lacking structure or freshness. Ideally, you'd tuck this away for another 2-3 years, but it is drinking well now.Tasted: 10 November 2019Tasted by: Geoffrey MossPrices: BC 137.99 private wine shops Producer: Luigi BoscaDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Blend: Malbec - Cabernet SauvignonUPC: 7791203001460