Monday, January 08, 2007

Don Miguel Gascon

Don Miguel Escorihuela arrived in Argentina 1880 after a long trip from Spain. Four years later he had acquired 42 acres of land that would mark the beginning of the Bodegas Escorihuela Gascon. The winery has been known throughout the years for it's consistently outstanding wines and is today operated by the Catena family.
Dark red with a hint of purple in the glass the 2004 Don Miguel Gascon Mendoza Malbec give aromas of dark berries, red cherries and touch of smoke. Tart cherry, restrained dark berries and a hint of tobacco end in a finish accentuating the mid firm tannins. I think this is a good wine at a really good value (see price below). Try it for yourself and let me know what you think...
Rated 87 by Wine Enthusiast and 88 by Wine Spectator (if this is of interest to you).
Find it at BevMo for $10.99 or order it online at http://www.wine-searcher.com/ from only $8.99.

1 comment:

EVWG said...

My love affair with Argentina continues. The values are stagggering. Can't wait to try it.

EVWG