Malbec Angel Paulucci 2018

LA POSTA

Malbec Angel Paulucci
2018

Product code
615930
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Open
Status
Available
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Subregion
Lujan de Cuyo
Varietal(s)
Malbec 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Availability
Winery's website

About this winery

When Laura Catena decided to create a line of wines of her very own, she made a conscious decision to pay tribute to the traditional, small, family, growers and to a group of special vineyard sites in Mendoza, Argentina. The name La Posta refers to La Posta del Viñotero – ‘the Tavern of the Grape Grower’, found in every local village where farmers go to get their mail after a hard day in the vineyards. There, they meet to drink wine, laugh, and tell stories, agreeing to agree or disagree...

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Notes about product

La Posta wines are single-grower, single-vineyard wines, that aim to explore the distinct and diverse appellations of Mendoza. Each wine name pays tribute to the passionate grower families the winery partners with. Grower Angel Paulucci's family has made wine in Italy since the early 1800s. Grapes are sourced from 43 year old vines that sit at 3050 ft elevation in Ugarteche Vineyard, Lujan de Cuyo, and are hand harvested for best fruit selection.

Tasting notes

Vibrant red colour with aromas of red cherries, raspberries, ripe plums and violets along with notes of toasty oak. On the palate, the fresh berry flavours mingle with spice notes and a hint of soft caramel on the finish. This is a creamy, medium-bodied and well- structured wine that is incredibly full of life. Goes great with everything from hamburgers and chicken to pasta and mild cheeses.

Press reviews

James Suckling

- 91 points -

James Suckling, February 2019

A generous and lively malbec that marries berry ripeness with herbal freshness. This is a very easy wine to enjoy, thanks to its juiciness and a nice touch of sappy freshness at the finish. Drink now!

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Vinous

- 90 points -

Stephen Tanzer, September 2019

Good dark ruby. Crushed blackberry and cassis aromas are complicated by a licorice nuance. Pliant and nicely concentrated, showing a penetrating sweetness as well as sound framing acidity to its red and darker berry and dark chocolate flavors. Spreads out nicely to saturate the palate on the back end, finishing with a broad dusting of tannins and a building floral element. A very expressive Malbec, and a steal for the price. The vines here are reportedly close to 50 years old.

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Wine Advocate

90+

Luis Gutiérrez, October 2019

The 2018 Paulucci Malbec is harmonious and expressive, clean and young, with good freshness and varietal aromas of violets and wild berries with just a spicy and smoky twist. It's very tasty, serious and with a dry finish. 180,000 bottles produced.

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