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With a history going back to 1890, Pascual Toso is one of the oldest wineries in Argentina.  But similar to many of the older wineries in Argentina, they’ve seen a lot of growth and development in the past ten years or so.  They have a couple different lines of wine, including an Estate line and a Reserve line.  The Estate line wines are their entry-level offering, while the Reserve is a step up in price.  This wine is from the Estate line.

This is one of those wines that was OK, but didn’t totally knock my socks off.  We get that a lot.  Since we generally taste bargain wines, it comes with the territory.  It’s not that it’s a bad wine.  I certainly wouldn’t turn a glass down.  But at the same time, it didn’t offer much to get excited about.

Pascual Toso Malbec

This wine shows plum and raspberry on the nose, with a touch of clove adding complexity and character.  Yes, that sounds interesting, but the intensity is lacking a little bit.  The palate shows blueberry, plum and raspberry flavors with good acidity, but for a malbec it’s a little on the light side.  The tannins are soft.  It’s a very drinkable malbec, just a little underwhelming for this varietal.

Wine: Pascual Toso Estate Malbec
Variety: Malbec
Vintage: 2009
Alcohol: 14%
Rating: 84
Price:  $12.00
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample.

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