With a description 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 progression and development in the past ten years or so. They have a link 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 fee. This wine is from the Estate line.
This is one of those wines that was OK, but didn’t really 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 terrible wine. I certainly wouldn’t turn a glass down. But at the same time, it didn’t offer much to get excited about.
This wine shows plum and raspberry on the nose, with a touch of clove adding complexity and character. Yes, http://1000-facts-about-wine.com that sounds fascinating, but the intensity is lacking a small bit. The palate shows blueberry, plum and raspberry flavors with excellent acidity, but for a malbec it’s a small on the set alight side. The tannins are soft. It’s a very drinkable malbec, just a small underwhelming for this varietal.
Wine: Pascual Toso Estate Malbec