Don Miguel Gascón

Reserva Mendoza Malbec

9.0252 ratings
9.08 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Oh damn. Well. The Gascon workaday bev Malbec is good but this is...deeper and has balance if not nuance. The art film that is arresting despite depth.
So. That.
The thing is I didn’t expect it to knock out the basic Gascon but damnnnn the ripe plus the ripe plus superb levels that are not...see/breathe/chemical through. Very pretty to look at and there’s more than meets the eye.

Oh damn. Well. The Gascon workaday bev Malbec is good but this is...deeper and has balance if not nuance. The art film that is arresting despite depth.
So. That.
The thing is I didn’t expect it to knock out the basic Gascon but damnnnn the ripe plus the ripe plus superb levels that are not...see/breathe/chemical through. Very pretty to look at and there’s more than meets the eye.

Nov 25th, 2018
"Odedi"

Deep purple in color with a short purple/ reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet plums, cherries, black currants, oak, cola, tobacco, licorice, vanilla, leather, pencil lead, chocolates, coffee, spices, vinaigrette, beef jerky and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, raspberries, earth, light vegetables, dark chocolates, graphite, bitter herbs, earth, spices, black olives, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Not fully balanced, but showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Good by itself and better with food. Spicy with a tangy finish. Much softer as a 4 year old than before.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly, and remove some of the acidity.

Aged for 15 months in Oak barrels.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$22.

Deep purple in color with a short purple/ reddish rim.

Fruity on the nose with blackberries, sweet plums, cherries, black currants, oak, cola, tobacco, licorice, vanilla, leather, pencil lead, chocolates, coffee, spices, vinaigrette, beef jerky and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, black currants, raspberries, earth, light vegetables, dark chocolates, graphite, bitter herbs, earth, spices, black olives, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Medium on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. Not fully balanced, but showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Good by itself and better with food. Spicy with a tangy finish. Much softer as a 4 year old than before.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly, and remove some of the acidity.

Aged for 15 months in Oak barrels.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$22.

Oct 24th, 2018
Adam Cox

Dark fruits, hint of cocoa, spice. Big body.

Dark fruits, hint of cocoa, spice. Big body.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2017
James Geisendorfer

Very dark, rich flavors. Smooth with hints of chocolate and fruit. Celebrating World Malbec day!!!

Very dark, rich flavors. Smooth with hints of chocolate and fruit. Celebrating World Malbec day!!!

1 person found it helpfulApr 16th, 2017
John Hawkins

I really like this wine. After letting it breathe for half an hour, this was surprisingly smooth, subtly spicy, and well balanced with dark fruit. Amazing on its own, but having it with a "vintage" English white cheddar and an aged havarti was remarkable. The cheddar mellowed out the wine's sharpness, while the havarti seemed to enhance the sharpness. One of the best wines I've had in a few months.

I really like this wine. After letting it breathe for half an hour, this was surprisingly smooth, subtly spicy, and well balanced with dark fruit. Amazing on its own, but having it with a "vintage" English white cheddar and an aged havarti was remarkable. The cheddar mellowed out the wine's sharpness, while the havarti seemed to enhance the sharpness. One of the best wines I've had in a few months.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2016
Gene Gray

Well rounded full bodied Malbec with fruity undertones and a hint of chocolate accompanying a tart finish.

Well rounded full bodied Malbec with fruity undertones and a hint of chocolate accompanying a tart finish.

1 person found it helpfulNov 3rd, 2016
Adam Seibel

Great Malbec, love this

Great Malbec, love this

1 person found it helpfulSep 10th, 2016
Al Shikoh

Dark purple with magenta rim. Intense blackberry and plum on the nose with hints of dark chocolate and spicy oak. Juicy ripe fruit with good acidity finishing with soft tannins.

Dark purple with magenta rim. Intense blackberry and plum on the nose with hints of dark chocolate and spicy oak. Juicy ripe fruit with good acidity finishing with soft tannins.

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2016
Nicole Ruiz Hudson

Initially the oak notes stood a part and were a little overpowering, but integrated w air in the glass. Blackberry, plums, cocoa and spice. (I liked it better than the hubs did.) had with spice rubbed steak and predictably worked well, although less so when salsa verde added--also somewhat predictable.

Initially the oak notes stood a part and were a little overpowering, but integrated w air in the glass. Blackberry, plums, cocoa and spice. (I liked it better than the hubs did.) had with spice rubbed steak and predictably worked well, although less so when salsa verde added--also somewhat predictable.

1 person found it helpfulMay 27th, 2016
Patrick Dolan

Rustic cherry aromas and nice cherry and tobacco on taste with oak notes. Longer finish.

Rustic cherry aromas and nice cherry and tobacco on taste with oak notes. Longer finish.

1 person found it helpfulApr 26th, 2016