Crush of the Week: Pascual Toso Malbec 2008

July 8, 2009 at 9:09 pm (Crush of the Week, Malbec Reviews) (, )

We’re really excited about Pascaul Toso’s 2008 Malbec.   The 2006 vintage won Wine Enthusiast’s top wine of the year in 2007 and this wine seems to only gain in value and structure with each vintage.

Pascual TosoThe release price for the 2008 Malbec is $13 but we found it here for under $9 … buy it! It was already had a great price to quality ratio at $13.
The 2009 Pascaul Toso leads with an enticing, foresty, violets and blackberry fruited nose. The mouth has a mild bouquet, cherry and licorice with smooth, fleshy texture balanced by bright acids.  With a bit of exposure to air, a characteristic whiff of wood smoke emerges.  Rich and long finish with hints of vanilla and lingering oak.  Enjoy with pasta, red meats and white meats in light cream sauces. According to Wine Spectator: “Shows a mix of dark toast, currant and plum sauce notes, with fruitcake and blueberry hints on the rather
toasty finish. Drink now. 90,000 cases made.”

Varietal: Malbec
Winery: Bodegas y Vinedos Pascual Toso
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Vintage: 2008
Release Price: $13
Wine Spectator Score: 87

Established in 1890, Pascual Toso is one of the oldest and most
prestigious wineries of Argentina with a strong commitment to
excellence and quality. It is located in Maipu, one of the premium
wine-producing regions of Argentina. Check out their site here.

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