Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Notes from New World (part 1): "F'd up"
Though I seldom write up wines from the New World (feel free to refer to the blog title if you're wondering why) I taste quite a few at work. In fact, in addition to my Spanish and Portuguese buying duties, I also help select the wines from Argentina and Chile. While they are not my favorite, peoples out there still like these wines quite a bit, and it is important that I cull through the oceans of swill to determine the best from the rest. Due to, um, let's just call it uniformity of product, this is not an easy job. I was going through my notebook, looking for anything of interest, and I believe that I found a nice contrasting morning of two tasting appointments. We will start this two part series with some quick notes I took on the wines of Luigi Bosca.
2006 Luigi Bosca Pinot Noir Mendoza
Baked and f'd up.
2007 Luigi Bosca Pinot Noir Mendoza
Plum, dark fruit. Not much wine or pinot noir character here. F'd up.
2006 Luigi Bosca Gala 2 Mendoza
Nose - sweet dark fruit, a bit greenish. OAK.
Palate - ripe, tastes forced. F'd up.