2013 Pascual Toso Malbec Magdalena

Year: 2013
Appellation: Mendoza
Country: Argentina
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 93
James Suckling: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"A refined red, with powerful cherry, dried plum and baked fig flavors, supported by fresh acidity. Lengthens out midpalate, presenting some beefy notes. Creamy accents show on the pure and minerally finish, revealing cocoa powder details. Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2020. 300 cases made. –KM " (WS)

"The impressive 2013 Magdalena Toso is a hedonistic blend of 80% Malbec and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon from old vineyards in Maipú that matured in brand new French oak barrels for 18 months. It mixes sweet fruit with aromas of violet pastille, ripe cherries, vanilla and a touch of earth. The palate is full-bodied with abundant, refined tannins and balancing acidity. This is usually an XL bottle, price tag included. It should develop nicely in bottle. Unashamedly modern within the classical cannons. 6,900 bottles produced." (WA)

"Aromas of wet earth, mushroom and sweet tea. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Ripe fruit underneath. A blend of 80% mabec with 20% cabernet sauvignon. Drink now." (JS)

Winery Notes
This wine has a complete harmony between color, aroma, flavor and finish. This wine has Paul Hobbs’s best 23 Oak Barrels selection of Malbec; which has characterizations of an intense red with notes of violets and plums and sweet tannins. Malbec is combined with a touch of the best Cabernet Sauvignon in order to give more consistency. Ripe, juicy raspberry fruit, with lovely boysenberry and plenty of vanilla, spice and chocolate shavings. Very elegant in style.

Winemaker Notes:
To create this wine, we have selected the most concentrated grapes, looking for the best varietals expression choosing cluster by cluster and grain by grain. The wine is fermented for 10 days and macerated for 15 days, post fermentation. It ages for 18 months in new French Oak barrels and is then bottled with a soft filtration. It will remain in bottle one more year prior to is release.

Serving Hints:
Excellent to pair with pasta, red and white meats and dishes with any creamy sauces.