La Posta Malbec Cocina 2008
"The 2008 Cocina Blend composed of 60% Malbec, 20% Bonarda, and 20% Syrah aged for 12 months in 20% new French and American oak before bottling without fining and filtration (as are all of these red wines). Purple-colored, it has an enticing bouquet of cinnamon, Dentyne gum, cigar box, violets, black cherry, and blueberry. Medium-bodied, round and sweetly-fruited on the palate, it has plenty of savory spice notes, enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years, and a lengthy, pure finish. Drink it from 2010 to 2016...90" WA 08/09
A lightly floral and tart aroma. Dark purple color. Sweet and robust, and I did notice those blackberries in the flavor. The finish is tannic and not particularly pleasant. It went well with a bowl of pasta, but at $17, I thout it was overpriced. I also wondered why a wine at that price was meant for la cocina, and not le table.
The strong aroma of plum enhances the dark nose, though the flavor is more about crisp red cherry and a touch of tannin, all rendered a little hotter by the alcohol. (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=495)
Lip-smacking. Heavy cocoa rear. Balsamic-y. Smooth and tasty.
External Reviews for La Posta Malbec Cocina
Intense aromas of red rose petals and red berry fruits fill the nose. Enjoy violet, berry, and mocha flavors on the palate with just a hint of blueberry. As these flavors evolve you'll be treated to a hint of chocolate on the finish.
Mendoza is actually classified as a desert because of its lack of rainfall; all water comes from the Andes through irrigation. The lack of rain allows the winemakers to manipulate the amount of water the vines get, which intensifies the flavors in the grapes, producing an intense wine. The 2808 Cocina Malbec has a big, rich nose of cherries and cassis. Itandrsquo;s big on the palate with lush tannins and a long, lingering finish. Pair it with steak or grilled pork chops.
Mendoza is actually classified as a desert because of its lack of rainfall; all water comes from the Andes through irrigation. The lack of rain allows the winemakers to manipulate the amount of water the vines get, which intensifies the flavors in the grapes, producing an intense wine. The 2808 Cocina Malbec has a big, rich nose of cherries and cassis. It’s big on the palate with lush tannins and a long, lingering finish. Pair it with steak or grilled pork chops.
The 2008 Cocina Malbec spent 10 months in 20% new French and American oak. A glass-coating opaque purple color, it has a perfume of cedar, spice box, lavender, and black cherry. This is followed by a medium-bodied Malbec with an elegant personality. It has a silky texture, ripe flavors, good density and grip, and a lengthy finish. Drink it through 2016.
Food Pairings for La Posta Malbec Cocina
Purple-colored, it offers notes of cedar, spice box, pencil lead, blueberry, and black cherry. On the palate gamy notes emerge to accompany the sweet fruit. Easy-drinking and seamless.
Aged 12 months in French Oak.
Notes: 70 % French oak, 30 % American oak % of new oak: 20%
|Alcohol: 13.5%||pH: 3.8|
|Total Acidity: 5.1 grams per liter|
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