The 2007 Pasqual Toso Malbec is smooth and mellow as Malbecs go. Almost puts you in the mind of, God forbid, a decent Merlot. It is a also a good initiation into Argentine Malbecs, though most tend to be more tannic.
A little red fruit, a little black cherry, a tease of blueberry (there is no blue food, Junior, except Otter Pops), a little bit of barely noticeable zinfandel-like peppery spice on the back side.
Parker was similarly impressed.....
I hate, literally despise, that term grapey. What the heck is that supposed to mean? After all, isn't wine, by definition, grapey? Except it doesn't taste that way.
Grapey sounds like Nehi Grape Soda or Flintstones grape jelly. Once the jelly was finished off the jar morphed into a drinking glass. Genius marketing.
Or maybe the term reminds you of something else. Something equally suited for a five year old kid's breakfast toast. Maybe a thick, syrupy concoction, maybe Mogan David on steroids, or worse.
But I digress. This is an under-ten-dollar value that surprises as well as pleases.