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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Luigi Bosca Reserve Malbec 2004
Luigi Bosca Reserve Malbec 2004
(search item no. 93972)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Pure, jammy and heady: voilà, it's modern Malbec. The palate here is inviting, with decadent plum and blackberry flavors working in tandem. The finish is plush at first, with chocolate and espresso notes coming later. With plenty of virtues, this is a very nice wine from an average vintage."
Wine Enthusiast
89 Points

"The 2004 Malbec is intense ruby red with aromas of cedar, coffee, pepper, black cherry, and blackberry liqueur. Made in an elegant style, the wine reveals silky tannins and ample ripe fruit. Drink this excellent value over the next 5-7 years."
Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
88 Points

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About Luigi Bosca:

In the village of Unzue, located in Navarra, Leoncio Arizu was born to Saturnino Arizu and Juana Uriz. The meaning of the family name would be a sign of the importance oak would have in his life, as Arizu means "oak grove". In 1890, a seven-year-old Leoncio arrived in Argentina and settled in Mendoza, where he was met by his uncle Balbino, already involved in the wine business.

The very first vineyards owned by the Arizus, had vines of European origin and were incorporated so that the winery began form in 1901. Leoncio Arizu became the manager of the family winery. A year later, the family purchased steam-powered plowing machinery and hired highly-trained personnel from England.

Leoncio Arizu married Juana Larrea in 1922. The couple would have 5 children. Saturnino Arizu, Leoncio's son, became involved in the winery. Don Leoncio Arizu passed away, and left his children his greatest heritage: His passion for wine.

Years later, Saturnino and his children began the commercialization of the wines produced by the family: Luigi Bosca, a paradigm in Argentinean wines. In 1991 the original Luigi Bosca Winery, located in Luján de Cuyo, Mendoza, was renovated and enlarged.