Pascual Toso Alta Reserva Syrah 2006

27 August, 2008
Page 16 
Brand owner Pascual Toso

Produced in Argentina

Size 75cl

Price £13.99

Abv 14.4

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A new wine has emerged from consultant winemaker Paul Hobbs, who divides the majority of his time between California and Argentina. While most people are enthusing about Argentinian Malbec, Hobbs has come up with a Syrah and a 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon. Both are worth investigating. Syrah is not that common place in Argentia and this comes from the Barrancas vineyard in the Maipú district of Mendoza. Hand harvested, the wine is matured in stainless steel for 10 to 14 months. Forty per cent is then matured in oak barrels for 10 months. The wine displays excellent, ripe dark fruit with characteristic Syrah pepper iness and a note of coffee.

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