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2003 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 (750ml)
Producer: Luigi Bosca luigibosca.com.ar
Appellation: Mendoza - Argentina
Type: red
Varietal: Malbec - Petit Verdot - Tannat
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$34.00
Description: Malbec 80%, Petit Verdot 15%, Tannat (5%)
Tasting Notes:
tasted: August 13, 2009 , from a member
4.5 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: black berry; Acidity: crisp; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: persistent; Overall: well balanced; " Best 2009-
rated: November 22, 2005 , winereviewonline.com, Robert Whitley
92 points "Luigi Bosca, a large winery in the Luján de Cuyo region, makes at least 25 wines; I know, because that's how many I tasted during a winery visit! Its best wines are its premium line, Finca Los Nobles. Bosca's two most expensive Finca Los Nobles wines, one a Malbec-Petite Verdot blend and the other Cabernet-Bouschet, are both quite fine, but are in the $65 to $75 price range. Its '03 Gala 1, a blend of 85 percent Malbec, 10 percent Petite Verdot, and 5 percent Tannat, is just as good if not better--at half the price. It has deep, complex aromas of baked fruit and dry, firm tannins, with lots of grip and substance. Worth the price. 92 Ed McCarthy Nov 22, 2005"
rated: March 21, 2007 , Vinography vinography.com
"http://www.vinography.com/archives/2006/05/luigi_bosca_mendoza_argentina.htm - 2003 Luigi Bosca Gala 1 Red Blend, Mendoza Dark ruby in color, and edging towards opaque, this wine has an uncommon nose for a Mendozan red wine, filled with aromas of plums, figs, and sweet vanilla. In the mouth it is dark and sikly smooth, with a rich full body and flavors of cherry and cola with hints of sweet roasted nuts that suface in a long finish. The tannins in this wine are delicate and nearly imperceptible, but present nonetheless, giving the wine substance and another layer of complexity. An unusual blend of 85% Malbec, 10% Petite Verdot, and 5% Tannat. Score: 9.5."