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La Posta Malbec Cocina 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"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

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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

Member Reviews for La Posta Malbec Cocina

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Snooth User: Argovino
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3.00 5
05/04/2013

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)


Snooth User: Slipstream
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3.00 5
10/21/2010

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.


Snooth User: crux
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4.00 5
08/15/2010

Lip-smacking. Heavy cocoa rear. Balsamic-y. Smooth and tasty.


External Reviews for La Posta Malbec Cocina

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

89 Points - Wine Advocate 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 ch


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2012

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.


External Review
04/18/2013

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

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.



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Tasting Notes:

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.

"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

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Notes: 70 % French oak, 30 % American oak % of new oak: 20%

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.5% pH: 3.8
Total Acidity: 5.1 grams per liter

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