Malbec would be little more than a relic of Bordeaux and Cahors were it not for Argentina, which, having claimed the grape as its own, now makes the world's most impressive examples. From a Trophy winning winery, this 2013 offers rich, spicy fruit.
From an established winemaking family in Piedmont, Pascual Toso arrived in Argentina'sMendoza in the 1880s. He put his expertise to good use, establishing what is today one of the country'soldest and most prestigious bodegas. Many of its top cuvées receive rave reviews and ratings above 90 points (excellent) from leading publications such as Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. In London in 2007, the winery was awarded the IWC Trophy for ,Best Argentine Producer,. An eight month passage in American oak barrels has lent the 2013 San Lucas Malbec lovely touches of spicy vanilla that perfectly complement its bold blackberry, violet and liquorice character. Enjoy with grilled lamb chops, T-bone steak or a hearty beef and oxtail casserole.