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Wine Advocate Review
I think so-called icons should be defined by the market, but it is simply a commercial category used in Argentina and Chile. The Arizu family even uses it in the name of their 2009 Icono Blend, a blend of 55% Malbec and 45% Sauvignon from their vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo. I was very surprised because I found the oak extremely well-integrated (the wine spends 30 months in new French barrels), with a fresh nose of ripe fruit that doesn't show its age either. Yes, it is a full-bodied, ripe wine but it is not aggressive or excessive as many of these top-of-the-range wines often are. The tannins are sweet and round, and the quality of the fruit is obviously very high. Big but balanced. Drink now-2019.
Wine Tasting Notes
Icono Luigi Bosca is a garnet red blend with black and deep hints. The nose is intense and elegant, reminiscent of black fruits, ripe plums, cassis and blackberries, with a delicate bouquet of violets and subtle toasted notes, and the wine opens after some minutes of being served. The black fruits and hints of spices within a framework of great structure and body are felt in the mouth. Its firm and ripe tannins give it great volume and character, while its finish is long, velvety and fresh thanks to the balanced acidity. This wine has a promising future, its evolution will create new aromas and a wiser character each year.
Malbec: 55%, Cabernet Sauvignon: 45%