06 Alamos Selection Malbec Malbec Red 2007
Alamos Malbec is made from grapes grown on the eastern slopes of the pre-Andian mountains of Mendoza. The Catena family has been making wine in the region for more than 100 years. Today, Catena is the acknowledged quality pioneer and ambassador for Argentine wines around the world. All vineyards are hand-harvested. At the winery, the grapes are sorted and chosen by a group of eighteen trained winery staff before they are pressed into each Alamos cuvee'. This balanced and full-flavored wine is excellent with chicken, lamb, grilled vegetables and pasta dishes.
The wine is dark and inky as you would expect. The nose is interesting... ripe black fruits (especially plum) with a hint of spice, leather, and I would swear a little "tar". Once in the mouth you get a light/medium bodied wine with wonderful raspberry and currant flavor, very sweet tannins and nice acidity that makes the mouth water. The finish is quite nice, medium/long in length, not weak at all.
for $10 and under this wine is a steal. opens up nice after 30 minutes of decanting. not a bottle to save over several days and the '06's are undrinkable now so I suggest buying a bunch of these and drinking them as fast as possible.
Nothing real distinctive. I was expecting more pepper and spiciness, but this was definitely on the sweet side with red berries dominating after it opened up for about an hour.
Nice fruit on the nose, extra dark cherry and slight leather upon tasting with spicy tannins on the finish. A very drinkable Malbec!
Very nice wine, fresh & strong in -berries... especially the mouth. I agree with sweet tannins/nice acidity comment :)
Worth it. Sweet spice and light tobacco/floral notes. A good solid Malbec. An underrated varietal, that is just recently getting better attention. This is a darn good showing for $9.99.
Nothing distinctive, but pleasant -- sweet around the edges of the tongue.
External Reviews for 06 Alamos Selection Malbec Malbec Red
The 2007 Alamos Malbec has a dark, blackish purple color. The nose shows ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins. This balanced and full-bodied wine is excellent with chicken, lamb, grilled vegetables and pasta dishes.9 months in French and American oak, 25% new
Wine Spectator ReviewRated 90Round and fleshy, with enticing spice, blueberry, fig and boysenberry flavors backed by hints of fruitcake and melted licorice. Stays fresh and vivid on the finish, with a lingering mocha hint. Drink now through 2009.Wine Tasting NotesThe Alamos Seleccion Malbec shows an opaque, dark violet color. The nose is full of ripe blueberry fruits with notes of violets and sweet spice. The mouthfeel is full and rich with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit layered with notes of wildflowers, spicy black pepper and anis. The finish shows a supple silky texture with a bright, racy acidity and a stony minerality.
Wine Spectator ReviewRated 88Really juicy, with a great beam of fig and Linzer torte flavors followed by sweet spice notes on the tasty open-knit finish. Drink now.Wine Tasting NotesThe Alamos Malbec has a dark, blackish purple color. The nose shows ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.