Don Miguel Gascon 2007 Malbec

With a 90 pt rating from Robert Parker, this wine is inky as expected, but unexpectedly well rounded with a full mid-palate (nearly unheard of for a varietal malbec), and most importantly a shockingly good value.

Plum, nutmeg, cassis on the palette with a heady spiced nose that demands equally good wine food. My pairing was pork chops pan fried in duck fat with sage, pancetta stuffed dates glazed in cassis, and goatsmilk bucheron. The cheese and especially the dates (with the pancetta note) were uncanny with this wine. I'm not convinced this is age-worthy, so drink it now.

Rating: 90-91
Cost: $10-12

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