Last week we enjoyed a bottle of the 2008 Pascual Toso Malbec with our Thanksgiving dinner. This week we decided to open a bottle of the 2009 vintage to compare it to the previous vintage and enjoy with some casual mid-week meals. This current vintage was similar to the 2008, but perhaps a little more straight forward and vibrant. The color is a deep ruby and the nose projects blackberry, plum and a hint of coffee. This is a medium bodied wine, quite youthful, with flavors of dark berries, plum, cocoa and leather. There are smooth tannins and ample acidity that contribute to a well balanced wine that will pair well with any meal or a nutty cheese. The Pascual Toso Malbec over delivers at the $10 price point.