March 27, 2008

Pascual Toso Malbec - Maipu Vineyards, Mendoza

Pascual Toso Malbec
This wine had me at "91 points" and "$8.99". Unfortunately, it only lived up to the $8.99 half of the call to action. A light, soft start on this 2006 Malbec, but a long, long peppery finish. The few sips before dinner were good; I was looking to give it a 6/10 rating. But, the label should have a warning "don't drink with leftover steak fajitas" because that 91 rating quickly became a 19 (no offense Mr. Montana). The Pascual Toso nets out at 5/10. If it's any better tomorrow when we finish it (and won't be having fajitas), I'll update this.

Lesson learned: advertising can lie. Good to know. ;)

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