Wine: Pascual Toso Malbec 2010
One recent day I walked into my shop and was approached by a massive man (he could easily qualify as a Steelers’ linebacker). As we spoke I found his personality and passion for wine matched his physical profile. I am speaking of Enrique Toso, producer of some of Argentina’s finest reds. I have been a staunch fan of his value priced Malbec for years, featuring it in the wine shop as well as a perennial restaurant wine by the glass selection. Malbec was traditionally a grape produced in France’s Bordeaux region and blended with other grapes like Cabernet. Argentina has developed a reputation for producing wonderful 100% Malbecs. This wine is full-bodied and hearty, but without the monsters tannins found in Cabernets and Syrahs.