Don Miguel Gascon Malbec 2003
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."
Don Miguel Escorihuela Gascón and his descendants became known in Argentina for their consistently outstanding wines and for their unconventional undertakings.
Most distinguished and celebrated from Argentina’s Mendoza, Malbec has seen runaway success since the early 2000s. Mendoza’s agreeable, continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold snowy winters allows the perfect conditions for growing outstanding Malbec. This grape is easy to like for its lusty, deep flavors and aromas of blackberry, plum, red cherry, autumn spice and tilled earth. It’s easy to find delicious, fruit-driven, affordable everyday examples and in prices beyond, quite exceptional ones with dense, supple textures that make them capable of aging.