World Malbec Day
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 9:05PM
Tom Firth

April 17th 2013 is World Malbec Day and what a day it’s going to be.

I’ll confess, I haven’t had a glass of malbec since I got back from judging the 2013 Argentina Wine Awards a few months ago. Maybe it was the 700 or so malbecs over 2 weeks, maybe it was so much tannin build up that my teeth are still purple. Or maybe, I’m just a little tuckered from malbec.

In the “can do” spirit of trying, I’ve broken my fast to recommend a widely available malbec that is tasty, well priced, and won’t crush your soul.


Luigi Bosca 2010 D.O.C Single Vineyard Malbec Lujan de Cuyo

Deep and dark in the glass with all that plum and floral character you want from good malbec. Hints of herb, and a mild juicy quality to the fruit. Flavours highlight big tannin, but robust fruits and a long chocolate finish round it out. Perfectly balanced between excessive malbec and a pleasant everyday malbec.

Drinking very well now, I’ve had a few slightly older bottles of this same wine that mature very well. I’d recommend drinking now with a huge rib eye or keeping 5-10 years and drinking with a huge rib eye then.

About $24 in Alberta

5 stars (★★★★★) Excellent. 

Happy World Malbec Day!

Malbec day also happens to be my birthday, so…why not trust me and buy this wine?

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