Once in a while I buy a wine for unorthodox reasons.
My decision is not informed by taste, ratings, recommendation from the staff at wine store, food pairing issues or any other rational factor.
In the case at hand, I was browsing the shelves last week for something new.
I noticed the psh malbec 05. It kinda went psst on me. I picked it up and looked at the back label and noticed that it was the creation of Philip Schell, a native of Bordeaux who initially relocated to Mendoza in 1998 to work on a project in collaboration with famous/infamous Michel Rolland.
So what sold me on the psh malbec was the French Guy from Argentina bit.
The wine could have been bad.
It happens to be a solid red table wine, fruit full and with good balance.
Great buy for about $10.
Not sure how widely available it is.
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