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In the glass the wine is bright violet red with medium depth.
A fruit forward Malbec with aromas of fresh plums, blueberries and cherries. Its subtle contact with oak delivers notes of vanilla and cocoa.
On the palate the wine is soft and accessible with simple, mostly fruity flavours. Mid-bodied, flows fresh and delicate with round and velvety tannins. Medium finish, excellent with grilled meat and pasta
Harpers Wine Stars, 5 stars, Star Value (2020 vintage)
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Szechaun-pepper aromatics over green coffee bean and red plum skin. Much more ‘fruity’ than their other Malbecs, but certainly not jammy or sweet. Tamarillo and (the first time I’ve ever tasted this on a Malbec) pitanga fruit. I like the subtle rare beef savouriness of the wine. Quite complex for a Malbec at this price point.
Reviewer: Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com
Date tasted 10 Sep 2021
When to drink 2021 – 2024
“Familia Gascón is a young wine line that expresses the primary aromas of each varietal and the intense taste of fruits in the mouth” Gustavo Marín, Winemaker. Escorihuela Gascón.
100% Malbec from the Agrelo region, the wine was matured in French and American oak for 4 months.
Beef empanadas, roasted or grilled aubergine.
Towards the end of the last century, Mr. Miguel Escorihuela Gascón, a passionate and determined visionary, created one of the most prestigious wine companies in the Republic of Argentina since 1884: Establecimientos Vitivinícolas Escorihuela. From the very beginning, his main objective was to achieve wines of the highest quality. Therefore, special attention was paid to the selection and care of grape varieties, the elaboration under traditional methods and the constant incorporation of technology, with a team of qualified Argentine professionals and the counselling of renowned foreign winemakers and technicians, which makes it possible to maintain a high level of international quality.
Thus, the winery developed throughout time, succeeding in placing its products in a privileged place both in the domestic and in the global markets on a constant basis, achieving a high level of customer loyalty, with consumers adopting our wines once and for all.
Today, after 130 years innovating in the preparation of top quality wines, Escorihuela Gascón is the leader in the creation of Premium and High End wines and is one of the 10 most important exporting wineries.
90 pts – James Suckling (2020 Vintage)
90 pts – Tim Atkin (2020 Vintage)