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 Vintage2003 Label 1 of 11 
ProducerBodegas Poesia (web)
VarietyMalbec Blend
SubRegionLujan de Cuyo
UPC Code(s)3760111812134

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2006 and 2012 (based on 13 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.8 pts. and median of 90 pts. in 141 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by ShannonGroomes on 3/20/2015 & rated 89 points: still dark purpley, rich flavor and mouthfeel (245 views)
 Tasted by ubercuvee on 11/11/2014: Drink up - still nice with an Argentine fillet, but needs to be drunk now (619 views)
 Tasted by stevegpg on 11/9/2014 & rated 92 points: Last bottle of a superb wine. Fabulous fruit on the nose and initial mouth, followed by great smokey flavor, some chocolate, and spice. One of the best $30 bottle of wines I've had. (522 views)
 Tasted by McMalbec on 8/31/2014 & rated 89 points: As Steve previously noted, this blend remains enjoyable. Enticing nose (reminded me of nights in Cafayate) with ample dark fruit remaining. Clearly malbec is in charge but with noticeable CS accents. Some alcohol on the finish. Worked nicely with chicken quesadillas and crab cakes. (727 views)
 Tasted by stevegpg on 7/20/2014 & rated 92 points: Still wonderful fruit and slight smokey nose and flavor. One more bottle left of a superb wine. (860 views)
 Tasted by ubercuvee on 4/8/2014: Nice but showing signs of maturity. Drink now and enjoy a classic Garcin-ism (975 views)
 Tasted by rrNYC on 12/11/2013 & rated 92 points: So happy with this last bottle! Worried that it was past its prime but gave it a try. First sniff and taste had me worried - fruit and most other flavor gone. But after just a few minutes and some aeration, what a difference. This is much better than the last bottle that I remember, which was some time ago. Nice, big Malbec. Still has some life left to it. Don't worry about the CT drinking window which ended in 2011! (1077 views)
 Tasted by kietkopelli on 12/8/2013 & rated 92 points: Really nice BIG Malbec. (1018 views)
 Tasted by m9vox on 6/21/2013 & rated 90 points: Still holding in there. Drank as the second bottle, with a neighborhood grill-out. Very enjoyable. Nice fruit up front, nice depth, no oxidation --- might have kept a few more years, although I'm not sure it was getting better. (1379 views)
 Tasted by stevegpg on 3/10/2013: Still a great tasting wine. Have had for 5 years and its still an awesome bottle. Dark fruit tastes, earthy, woody - great finish. Fabulous wine for $30. Glad I have 4 more (1599 views)
 Tasted by Melissa M on 1/22/2013: Held too long. Wine had turned. (1594 views)
 Tasted by robnmo on 12/21/2012 & rated 88 points: Had at a byob. Should have. Decanted. Nice bottle (1398 views)
 Tasted by rocknroller on 12/18/2012 flawed bottle: CORKED. (1580 views)
 Tasted by kietkopelli on 12/17/2012 & rated 92 points: Two years later and still loving this wine. Great find for about $30. Kills most Napa cabs in $50 range.

Remember you don't drink the label. (1038 views)
 Tasted by vinomex on 11/2/2012: decanted for about 45 mins. improved from last bottle. the bouque had a stainless steel smell that it felt it was sitting in one. The Malbec continues to dominate. The age makes it more refined but the acidity lingers on just like my last bottle. Good but not exciting. This is my last bottle and I am ok with that. High 80s (1109 views)
 Tasted by connwino on 10/29/2012: hurricane sandy wine (912 views)
 Tasted by Djhoffman on 10/6/2012 & rated 90 points: a little rustic, became more integrated with time, lots of sediment (918 views)
 Tasted by awineo on 7/25/2012 & rated 89 points: Last bottle. Decent, but the taste is just not quite up to a good California red. (1232 views)
 Tasted by redman77 on 7/5/2012: drink up IMHO (1203 views)
 Tasted by Winiac on 6/24/2012 & rated 89 points: Dark color with prominent bouquet of green pepper and eucalyptus from the Cabernet Sauvignon. Full bodied with black plums from the malbec and cassis from the cab. The wine is ripe and I do not think that aging it any longer would add to it. Good length and a bit angular finish with the tannins in the end. Mildly alcoholic when exposed to the food. Overal interesting blend. (1311 views)
 Tasted by smahk on 3/29/2012 & rated 87 points: Color: Deep Garnet - just a hint of bricking
Nose: Muted - didn't give off that malbec smell. Berries and oak.
Taste: Rasperry and blackberry with a short vanilla finish. No real tannins, but no heat either.
This was just OK. It is my third bottle of this vintage and while the heat has settled down, the taste has suffered a little. Not exciting or overwhelming, and there are better choices out htere at this price point. I have one more bottle left - time to drink up, this doesn't have staying power. (1958 views)
 Tasted by David_T on 2/11/2012 & rated 90 points: This shows off both the malbec and cabernet sauvignon it's made of. Richl aromas of dark fruit (black raspberry, black cherry, and black currant), coffee, leather and meat. Full-bodied and well integrated with dark fruit, leather and oak. Light acid/tannins. This is my one and only bottle so I haven't tracked it over time, but this has got to be at its peak now. (2056 views)
 Tasted by Rich S on 1/28/2012 & rated 90 points: Decanted for around 1 hour. Dark crimson color in the glass. Black fruits, black licorice and cough drop aromas on the nose with a little heat coming through. Blackberry, cassis, menthol and sweet spice notes on the palate with some moderate oak treatment. Medium tannin and acid with a spicy and somewhat hot finish. Paired well with pot roast and overall showed pretty well. Would not rebuy though. (2162 views)
 Tasted by Bowmanifesto on 12/18/2011 & rated 90 points: Last bottle. Magnifico! (2729 views)
 Tasted by Bowmanifesto on 11/14/2011 & rated 91 points: Poesia is poetry. Now at the peak of its power. Deep purple, with a ruby rim and strong legs. after an hour decant, the aromas emerge, redolent with earth, and fall berries. The palate explodes with pungent cassis, mulled spices,dark cherries and toasty oak. The tannins are still firm, but less pronounced than when the wine was younger. Magnifico. (3157 views)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (10/10/2008)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, November/December 2005, IWC Issue #123
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Wines of Argentina

Argentina has been making wine since the 1500s, tracing its wine heritage back to Spain, France and, perhaps surprisingly, Italy. Italian immigration is second only to Spanish in Argentine culture, and the flavors of Italy show up strongly in the nationís wine, food and cultural tradition. Historically, Argentina has kept much of its wine consumption at home, drinking most of the wine it makes. But we are now seeing more very serious Argentine wines north of the border, and Malbec is leading the movement. The wine-making region in Argentina ranges between the 22į and 42į South latitude. It spreads at the foothills of the Andean mountain range along over 2,400 km; from the province of Salta to the province of RŪo Negro, with a variety of climates and soils that makes each region a unique land. In general terms, the areas dedicated to vine cultivation are dry and arid with a low level of rain and humidity, determining factor as regards grape health. Abundant sunny days and thermal amplitude favor a good maturity and concentration of aroma and color in the grain. Soils are deep, permeable and poor in organic matter, decisive qualities at the time of obtaining good wine. Due to the low rain regime, irrigation is necessary. Water comes from the Andean range thaw, descending in the shape of rivers to become channels or ditches. Undoubtedly, the combination of these factors turns Argentina into a veritable oasis for the highest quality wine-making. Nevertheless, there is still a long way to go. Wine-making in Argentina, at the level that it achieves today, has a young history that goes back to a little more than 10 years ago. Technological progress, investment and some farsighted businessmen enabled a determining transformation. The province of Mendoza is the most traditional area in the viticultural industry, and is diverse enough to be divided into zones, according to their significantly different weather, height and soil characteristics. These include the Northern Zone, which is suitable for fruity whites and young reds, at a height from 600 to 700m; the Eastern Zone, with a height ranging from 600 to 700m, and the most productive zone in the province; the Uco Valley, a zone of colder weather and higher altitudes (between 800 and 1,400m over sea level); San Rafael, with heights ranging from 450 to 800m; and the High Zone of the Mendoza River, with heights ranging from 800 to 1,100m over sea level and various microclimates, this is the zone where almost all noble varieties have easily become adapted. It is a region that is remarkably well-suited to vine culture, protected from the Pacificís cooling influence by the Andes and enjoying a long summer of cool nights and warm days, with a dry summer climate but plenty of water available from the regionís rivers. Malbec in particular is outstanding from this area, and it has clearly emerged as the star, the darling of both consumers and critics.


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Lujan de Cuyo

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