2010 La Posta "Paulucci Vineyard" Malbec Mendoza
Wine & Spirits
In a world of superripe malbec, once in a while we come across a wine that emphasizes red fruit and tense acidityŚwithout giving up the weight and structure that would place it with the meats of an Argentine asado. This is a selection of vines planted at end of the 1960s in Mendoza, and 2010 may be the best vintage this site has produced to date.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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. La Posta is a negociant label created by Vine Connections, the excellent importer of Argentina wines.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
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.