Tuesday, April 3, 2012
La Posta 2010 Cocina Tinto (Argentina)
I remember buying this wine a couple years ago when it was called Cocina Blend (kitchen blend) because it included every grape from the La Posta kitchen (Malbec,Syrah and Bonarda) - it was delicious then and now with a shortened name it is delicious still. Just released onto the general list at the LCBO in Ontario at a steal of a price of $12.95. The nose is cassis/kirsch-like with vanilla, cinnamon and blackberry ... as the wine opens it seems that a mix of red and dark fruit starts to shine through - though I have to admit it didn't stay in my glass very long. The palate is dark fruit with cocoa like flavours especially on the finish. Good tannin backbone keeps you from chug-a-lugging it - otherwise it is so tasty you might do just that.