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Date Printed: 10/30/2014
Gascon Malbec 2009
Gascon Malbec 2009
(search item no. 103435)

PRICE ON 10/30/2014: $12.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Don Miguel Gascón Malbec is a full bodied wine with a deep violet color, showcasing flavors and aromas of blackberry, blueberry, plum, dark cherry, and a hint of mocha. The wine is elegant and rich in texture, with soft, round tannins and a long velvety finish.

Gascón Malbec pairs well with grilled red meats, wild game, pasta dishes and chocolate molten dessert.

The 2009 growing season in Mendoza began with a warmer than usual spring, and continued the pattern throughout the season. A late-season frost in 2008 prevented normal bud formation in the spring, resulting in lower yields. The month of February saw unseasonably warm weather throughout the region, and consequently, veraison occurred earlier than normal in most areas. Throughout the summer, the weather remained both hot and dry, resulting in generally thick skinned fruit with very concentrated flavors. The fruit also maintained excellent levels of natural acidity, lending freshness and vibrancy to the grapes. Overall, the dry season combined with lower yields resulted in fruit with exceptional levels of concentration and complexity

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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.