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Amanti Vino USD 17.99 750ml

La Posta Angel Paulucci Vineyard Malbec 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smells a bit poo-ey, at first with a touch of funk that blows off to reveal dark earthy scents of sandy soil, almost a bit of nasty beach, fudgy, a bit odd and decidedly gamy with lurking floral tones. It’s very supple in the mouth, lovely bright fruits, ok acids are accentuated by juicy flavors. There is a layered quality to the wine with the funky, earthy, sulphury note poking through the rather pure black raspberry liquor blanket of fruit. Nicely balanced seamless and round in the mouth, finish is sapid but a little short and simple yet has lovely, refreshing mineral, anise and peppery tones. This needs some time to work it's kinks out but will be lovely. 2010-2014 Great for smoky grilled beef or even better duck 91pts

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La Posta:
Angel Paulucci's family has produced wine in Italy since the early 1800's, and Angel arrived in Mendoza with his parents in 1953 at the age of 21. In 1960, he planted his first Malbec vineyard, and in 1970 he planted a special block of Malbec vines in Ugarteche at the southern limit of the Lujan de Cuyo department. If you get Angel talking, plan to stay awhile—he will regale you with childh... Read more
Angel Paulucci's family has produced wine in Italy since the early 1800's, and Angel arrived in Mendoza with his parents in 1953 at the age of 21. In 1960, he planted his first Malbec vineyard, and in 1970 he planted a special block of Malbec vines in Ugarteche at the southern limit of the Lujan de Cuyo department. If you get Angel talking, plan to stay awhile—he will regale you with childhood stories of enemy soldiers firing bullets into his family's red wine barrels so that they could quench their thirst. And of course, he will tell you about his vineyard: very tight spacing, superficial irrigation, lime-laden soils, and Malbec grapes that make an old-timer smile. Read less

Editorial Reviews for La Posta Angel Paulucci Vineyard Malbec

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/21/2009

Smells a bit poo-ey, at first with a touch of funk that blows off to reveal dark earthy scents of sandy soil, almost a bit of nasty beach, fudgy, a bit odd and decidedly gamy with lurking floral tones. It’s very supple in the mouth, lovely bright fruits, ok acids are accentuated by juicy flavors. There is a layered quality to the wine with the funky, earthy, sulphury note poking through the rather pure black raspberry liquor blanket of fruit. Nicely balanced seamless and round in the mouth, finish is sapid but a little short and simple yet has lovely, refreshing mineral, anise and peppery tones. This needs some time to work it's kinks out but will be lovely. 2010-2014 Great for smoky grilled beef or even better duck 91pts


Member Reviews for La Posta Angel Paulucci Vineyard Malbec

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Snooth User: davethewav9
394597429
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/05/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jagarr
127972418
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 05/14/2013

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: dgt4salsa
106569416
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/04/2012

Tasted at Biaggi's on Nov. 3 2012 after seeing the movie Argo(fuck yourself) =) $7.99 a glass. Nice full body, smooth to my palate and nice oaky finish. I liked it....went down easy.


Snooth User: raindance
2001541,834
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/27/2013

Mary & Joyce polished off this bottle in a couple hours while discussing the upcoming wedding on a Saturday evening. They both said it was lovely. I tasted only on the initial pour and have nothing to add. It was really soft...not at all harsh said Mary.


Snooth User: Argovino
1278402711
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 05/04/2013

Pungent cinnamon is the welcome surprise in the bouquet, but the wine is lean, making the lengthy finish something of a shocker. (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=498)


Snooth User: mbradd
361208207
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 07/26/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: gamcintosh
92350815
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 10/29/2011

Three glasses


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External Reviews for La Posta Angel Paulucci Vineyard Malbec

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Vintage: 2010 04/10/2014

Good red-ruby. Reticent nose hints at bitter chocolate and licorice. Black fruit flavors show an almost confectionery sweetness and modest complexity on the round, creamy palate, with just enough acidity to maintain shape. Finishes with ripe, building tannins and good length.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/10/2014

More serious is the 2010 Malbec Angel Paulucci Vineyard, sourced from 38-year-old vines and aged for 14 months in 25% new French oak. Notions of cedar, Asian spices, incense, floral notes, and black cherry lead to a smooth-textured, elegant, spicy offering that delivers outstanding value in a wine meant for drinking over the next 5–6 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Very flattering, with a lush core of blueberry, fig sauce and raspberry fruit that glides through the spice-tinged finish. This has a nice polished feel. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2013

The 2008 Malbec Angel Paulucci Vineyard spent 12 months in 20% new French oak. It is a glass-coating opaque purple with a pleasing perfume of cedar, spice box, violets, and black cherry. Structured in the mouth, it is balanced by plenty of succulent fruit. Drink it over the next 4–5 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 01/10/2013

The 2008 Malbec Angel Paulucci Vineyard spent 12 months in 20% new French oak. It is a glass-coating opaque purple with a pleasing perfume of cedar, spice box, violets, and black cherry. Structured in the mouth, it is balanced by plenty of succulent fruit. Drink it over the next 4andndash;5 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/18/2011

Bright medium ruby. Ripe, slightly reduced aromas of plum and pepper. Sweet, silky and very ripe, with a distinctly chocolatey character. Not as complex as the Pizzella malbec but boasts sound vinosity and more obvious sweetness. Finishes with dusty, slightly drying tannins. This is from old, low-yielding vines in a warm site southeast of Agrelo, while the Angel Paulucci is from the cooler La Consulta area.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"Vibrant red color with aromas of red cherries


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