Friday, May 7, 2010

2007 Bodegas Escorihuela Gascón Malbec Don Miguel Gascón

Grabbed this as it was our last bottle of the night, and at that point the palates wouldn’t appreciate anything fantastic anyway. Over the years, we have burned through case after case of this wine, and it just makes for a good “house wine,” especially at $10! Same dark purple color in the glass, and a light nose with some black cherry and hints of other black and blue fruits. Hints of plum round out the nose, with subtle hints of mocha as well. On the palate, this wine lacked a bit of acidity, and the tannins were smooth. The fruit was all over the palate, with more dark berry and plum dominating, with subtle hints of other dark fruits. Smooth finish and integrated tannins make this wine very easy to drink. Nice QPR for guests, and pairs well with a wide range of food. Drink now or hold for the short term. 85 points! Cheers!

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