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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

2007 La Posta "Cocina Blend"

The 2007 La Posta "Cocina Blend" is composed of 60% Malbec, 20% Bonarda, and 20% Syrah. The grapes were sourced from Argentina's famed Mendoza region from three different vineyard sites (40% La Consulta, 40% Altamira, 20% Vista Flores). The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 10 months.

This opaque, purple, and almost black wine is loaded with aromas of black currant, blackberry, licorice, tar, and earth. It definitely shows off it's typical Argentina-Malbec rusticity and funk. In fact when I first popped the bottle I noticed it had a kind of musky scent that eventually blew off after being open for a few hours. Not sure if this was just the bottle I had that smelt a bit off but it concerned me at first.

On the palate blackberry flavors set the tone, along with some spice, earth, and more of those rustic notes. The texture is surprisingly thin and the wine finishes slightly bitter. I was expecting this wine to be a bit more bold and have a bigger mid-palate and finish, but I can only sum it up as mediocre. 84 points

 
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