09 June 2008

2006 Don Miguel Gascón Malbec

Realizing that it had been some time since I'd had a South American red, I reached for the 2006 Don Miguel Gascón Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina. $10, 14.2% abv. Good basic Malbec here with aromas of dark plum and leather. Berry flavors on the palate without being jammy. Medium tannins and a short finish. Tried it with a bone-in ribeye and some d'Avignon radishes from the Memphis Farmers Market. These radishes were mild and tender after a little steaming. Definitely worth checking out if you have been turned off by the standard globular radishes.

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