Pascual Toso 2012 Limited Edition Malbec (Maipú District) Mendoza - Argentina
Availability: BCLDB Stores
Date Tasted: November 16th, 2014
Tasting Notes: At first sniff, you can appreciate the increased boldness and depth of aromas when compared to its easy-going $15 cousin, though, its unclear what is exclusive or in short supply with this Limited Edition release. Based on the overall intensity and the layers of berry, spice, smoke, oak (light) and cured meat characters, its smooth, smoky tannins and its well balanced acidity, one could guess this wine is the result of a vineyard block and/or barrel selection and a longer élevage in oak which helps to justify the higher price-tag.
At $19 it is still excellent value and well-worth exploring - perhaps, side-by-side with the standard Malbec. Pair with roast beef or a spicy pork dish. Drink now-2016.
- Liam Carrier ©copyright 2014 IconWines.ca