Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Masi Tupungato Passo Blanco 2008

This has not been a good week for me wine-wise. I've had four different wines- why so many? Because I keep pouring them out. A bottle of the Anheuser Riesling was badly corked. Then there was the Masi Rosato. Then a bottle of 89RP rated wine picked up in New Hampshire that was undrinkably wretched. Then this. This wine is made by Masi in Argentina. It is a blend of Pinot Grigio and Torrontes, and that is what it tastes like. But not in a good way. It starts off crisp but neutral, like a typical Pinot Grigio in this price range, but then finishes with a sharp sour sherry (not cherry) taste that I attribute to the Torrontes. Not good. Kelly's reaction to her first sip was "Did you buy this wine to cook with?" Answer: No. For less money I can get a cooking wine that I can actually drink.

Price: $18.79
Score: 78
Value: 1/5
Region: Argentina
UPC: 8002062001768


  1. Thanks for the review, I had this on my 'to try list'- I think I will look elsewhere. I have had poor experiences with Torrontes also.

  2. I've just had the JF Lurton Torrontes. It was ok, but not something I'd buy again.

  3. Bought it today with in a mixed case for a friend (all Argentinian whites), then came home to see what I had bought and found this blog. I will be reading.

  4. Welcome Peter,
    I'm delighted you'll be reading - but also think of writing, either to comment on an existing post, or to let us know your impressions of wines that hasn't yet been reviewed. These reviews are intended as the beginning of a conversation, not the last word.