Pascual Toso Malbec Alta Barrancas Vineyards - Argentina - 2013
4.5

An archetypal South American Malbec, wonderful for those just trying the grape for the first time as well as sophisticated wine drinkers. Nose has subtle notes of cherry, chocolate and licorice but these are never overpowering. Tannins are perfect right now, smooth without disappearing into the background. Flavors really come forth after only a few minutes in the glass: bright cherry dominates with dark chocolate hiding in the shadows.

Possibly the best Malbec I’ve had in years.