I really love a good malbec, but oddly, I don't pick them up all that often. Add to that, malbecs are not that well represented on wine lists at restaurants. Most malbecs hail from Argentina and are a great value. This one was no different.
The Pascual Toso 2005 had a delicious blackberry flavor, with just enough spice and smoke. I don't like the real smokey wines, but just a slight nuance is perfect. It was velvety smooth and easy to sip! Not only that, but the medium structure held up well to the grilled salmon we had that evening. We're looking forward to having another bottle of this again soon.