01 May 2005

2002 Don Miguel Gascón Mendoza Malbec

The proprietor of one of my local haunts pressed this bottle into my hand the other day... It wasn't on the shelf, and there's not much of it in town: 2002 Don Miguel Gascón Mendoza Malbec. It's a $10 Malbec, which is a grape that I've been loving lately. This is kind of an odd wine, it's what I tend to think of as backwards--smooth on the front, high tannins and acid as you swallow. Not much on the nose, but the flavor is pleasant enough. Definitely better with food. I had a glass with another BBQ pork sandwich, where it matched beautifully. The second glass on its own, not as good.

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