2010 La Posta "Paulucci Vineyard" Malbec Mendoza

SKU #1133701 93 points Wine & Spirits

 In a world of superripe malbec, once in a while we come across a wine that emphasizes red fruit and tense acidity—without 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.  (10/ 2012)

90 points 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.  (12/ 2011)

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.  (4/ 2012)

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By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 6/19/2013  | Send Email
La Posta has been an excellent source for single vineyard Malbecs over the years. This bottling shows all the dark cherry and plum fruit you expect in a Malbec, with the added acidity and vibrancy only shown by the best versions of this grape variety. Bring on the BBQ!

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Varietal:

Malbec

- These days if you're drinking a Malbec it's probably from Argentina. The most planted grape in that country, varietally-labeled Argentine Malbecs are one of the wine market's great values, prized for their slight herbal component and dark, luscious fruit. Structurally, Argentina's Malbecs are much different than those grown in the grape's native France; they are riper, fruitier and fleshier. In France, the best iterations of Malbec can be found in the Cahors, where it can be quite decadent. It is also planted in the Loire Valley, where it is called Côt and is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Gamay, and in Bordeaux, where it has fallen from favor in many of the region's great blends because it is difficult to grow. In the United States, the varietal is frequently added to Meritage wines - Bordeaux style blends - but it is rarely found on its own.
Country:

Argentina

- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme. Click for a list of bestselling items from Argentina.
Alcohol Content (%): 13.5