2010 Pascual Toso Malbec Maipu Valley

SKU #1085530

According to Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2010 Malbec saw 40% of the wine aged in American oak for 10 months. Cedar, spice box, cherry blossom and assorted red and black fruits set the stage for a ripe, tasty, forward, friendly Malbec that is a very good value meant for drinking over the next 2-3 years." (12/2011) According to the Wine Spectator: "Floral, with aromas and flavors of raspberry and cherry mixing with hints of incense and spice that turn a touch dry on the finish. Drink now." (2011) This wine continues to over-deliver in the quality to price ratio, or QPR department (please excuse the industry jargon). Back again is the smooth, fleshiness, the bright red cherry fruit, hint of ripe blueberry and a touch of earthy smoke. At K&L the staff has commented on the fact that this wine seems to only gain in value and structure with each vintage.

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By: Jeremy Bohrer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/30/2012 | Send Email
A fan favorite for at least 4 years now. Our biggest selling Malbec by far and a great value.

By: John Majeski | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/28/2012 | Send Email
'Don't buy for me, Argentina!' Hey wait a minute! Pascual Toso remains a perennial customer pick in our store for under ten bucks, so if you've yet to try a bottle, don't wait forever, as it often sells out faster than you can whisper 'Evita'. With a nose reminiscent of fresh-picked cherries overflowing from a wooden basket and enough rich savory vanilla and sandalwood spice to thoroughly entice the palate, this fruity, highly-affordable Malbec certainly deserves to be uncorked, relished and enjoyed with your favorite burger.
Top Value!

By: Illya Haase | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/27/2012 | Send Email
This wine has been one of the top sellers in our store for years. The reason why? It fills many needs. Great party wine. Great price. Very balanced with great black, red fruit. With a touch of spice at the finish! For Californian's it is the perfect BBQ wine!

By: Jim Boyce | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/26/2012 | Send Email
Another stellar vintage from this consistent malbec producer. This vintage is a bit riper, with great blueberry,red cherry/raspberry fruit, and plenty of spice. Perfect food wine at a price that's easy to stock up a few bottles!

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- These days if you're drinking a Malbec it's probably from Argentina. The most planted grape in that country, varietally-labeled Argentine Malbecs are one of the wine market's great values, prized for their slight herbal component and dark, luscious fruit. Structurally, Argentina's Malbecs are much different than those grown in the grape's native France; they are riper, fruitier and fleshier. In France, the best iterations of Malbec can be found in the Cahors, where it can be quite decadent. It is also planted in the Loire Valley, where it is called Côt and is often blended with Cabernet Sauvignon or Gamay, and in Bordeaux, where it has fallen from favor in many of the region's great blends because it is difficult to grow. In the United States, the varietal is frequently added to Meritage wines - Bordeaux style blends - but it is rarely found on its own.


- Argentina is regarded as one of the most dynamic wine-producing nations in the world, and possibly the most important wine-producing region in South America. Only four countries in the world produce more wine than Argentina. Considerable investments (much of which has come from famous French, Italian and California wine producers) have been made in new vineyards and winemaking technology in the past several years, which along with recent plantings of more premium varieties of grapes, has made Argentina much more competitive internationally. The Mendoza region is the most important region in Argentina's wine industry. And Malbec, among other Bordeaux varietals grown here, reigns supreme.
Alcohol Content (%): 14