Luca Beso de Dante 2008 Stephen Tanzer

Luca Beso de Dante 2008

92 points, Stephen Tanzer

($40; malbec and cabernet sauvignon) Bright deep ruby. Lovely perfumed lift to the aromas of blackberry, licorice, dark chocolate, minerals, violet and wild herbs. Juicy on entry, then less thick and more brisk than the 2009 malbec, with lovely finesse to its spicy black fruit flavors. This boasts excellent inner-mouth definition and lift. The long, ripe but firmly structure finish shows fine dusty tannins and sneaky length.