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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Gascon Malbec 2003
Gascon Malbec 2003
(search item no. 75571)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Rich and fleshy, with smooth blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors augmented by sweet mocha, spice and toast notes. Long, suave finish. Offers plenty of fruit without getting jammy or heady. Drink now through 2006."
-Wine Spectator

The fruit for Gascon Malbec is grown in a vineyard over 50 years old in Agrelo, in the high-altitude wine country of Mendoza, Argentina. It is made from 100% free run juice. It receives a 21 day maceration, as well as a full Malolactic fermentation. Then wine is then aged in 30% new French oak barrels and 70% 2-3 year-old French oak barrels.

Of an intense color with dark red tones, Gascon Malbec has a concentrated nose of ripe black cherry fruit with notes of vanilla and chocolate. Medium-bodied, it has rich fruit flavor and a soft, velvety finish.

Review: 89 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine: "Young and rambunctious, the licorice plum flavors bolstered by a bit of tannin and lively acidity, all held together by a thick ribbon of chocolate."

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About Gascon:

Tradition and innovation blended harmoniously when a spirited Don Miguel Escorihuela sailed penniless from Spain to Argentina in 1880. Four years later, he purchased 42 acres of land that would become the cornerstone of an exceptional wine making history.

Don Miguel Escorihuela Gascón and his descendants became known in Argentina for their consistently outstanding wines and for their unconventional undertakings.