Luigi Bosca Reserve Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Price: $19.99
Item No. 107683
  • ST89
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.3%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep ruby red color, with aromas of ripe red fruit, spices and black pepper. The palate intensity is complemented by the softness and sweetness of the tannins. Full-bodied and structured.

Critical Acclaim

"Bright full red. Sexy red berries, musky coffee, chocolate and spices on the slightly reduced nose. Suave and fine-grained, with an attractive sweetness to the red berry and sexy oak flavors. Round, dry and sophisticated wine, finishing with smooth, fine tannins and lingering herbal complexity."
89 Points

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Rating:
(7/26/2011)
Deep red ruby color with aromas of ripe red berries, spice & black pepper. Fruity, with plum, fig, ripe berries on the palate. The initial taste is a little intense, but it's complemented by the softness and sweetness of the tannins; Opens up with time; Medium body and structure and a nice finish. Decanted for about 2 hours. Good value.
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Rating:
(10/26/2011)
Lovely red fruit and spices, delightful mouthfeel and soft supple finish - I'm going to follow other reviewers and let the next bottle breath a bit more - found a few at $10 locally - nice pruchase - recommended
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No Moss - Seattle, WA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/28/2012)
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