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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Luigi Bosca Reserve Malbec 2006
Luigi Bosca Reserve Malbec 2006
(search item no. 97748)
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $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
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With deep ruby red color, this wine displays ripe red berries, spice and black pepper aromas. Its intense initial taste is complemented by the softness and sweetness of its tannins. It is a wine with a great body and structure.

Best paired with roast or girlled red meat, venison and hard cheeses.

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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.