Alamos Malbec 2011

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Grapes for Alamos wines are sourced from the premiere regions of Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. The cooler condition...

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Cocoa, spice and leather greet the nose along with rather intense wild berry and chocolate covered pomegranate seed notes. This shows a hint of swe... Read more

I admit the nose of this wine is one of the best I've had yet but horribly shocked by the sheer strength of the body. Unreasonably strong tannins ... Read more

A solid, straightforward malbec in every aspect, with classic inky nose and red fruit flavor, albeit a little tannic even for a young wine, and als... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Alamos Malbec

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065208,194
3.00 5
10/17/2013

Cocoa, spice and leather greet the nose along with rather intense wild berry and chocolate covered pomegranate seed notes. This shows a hint of sweetness on entry and delivers a nice blend of vivid plum and sweet raspberry flavors wrapped in well judged milk chocolaty oak. Very easy drinking with well balanced structural elements, this is round and friendly with nice nuanced blackberry and herb notes adding a touch of detail on the backend and through the modest, fruity, and slightly tacky finish which reveals some tart apple flavors. 86pts


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Snooth User: cAdley
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1.00 5
02/16/2013

I admit the nose of this wine is one of the best I've had yet but horribly shocked by the sheer strength of the body. Unreasonably strong tannins coat the tongue and sustain the taste way too long in my opinion. The mix of grapefruit and what seems to be orange on the end of the tongue does not mix well. This is not a wine I will be purchasing again.


Snooth User: Argovino
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3.50 5
04/29/2013

A solid, straightforward malbec in every aspect, with classic inky nose and red fruit flavor, albeit a little tannic even for a young wine, and also bitter at the finish. (AV 85, http://argovino.com/?p=590)


Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.00 5
08/20/2012

My Rating 86 : This 2011 wine has a consistent quality standard. Nothing great but a reliable everyday wine with a somehow complex nice nose and a dry fruity body. What's wrong with the people at Snooth. I put in a 2011 wine and they show everything back to 2006. Have they lost it?


Snooth User: Michael at MAX
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3.00 5
08/11/2012

Alamos Malbec 2011 Mendoza Argentina $20.00 Aust Colour: Dark plumb with purple outer rim Nose: Dusty plumb, dark cherry aromas interwoven with light spice and soil very European and interesting. Palate: Malbec should be plumy that is the nature of this grape. this wine shows every bit of that along with a wonderfully big Dusty finish showing ripe silky tannins on a firm finish Conclusion: A quality red and this is not just cheep plonk But it is not for everyone


Snooth User: CigarVolante
149351236
3.00 5
04/18/2014

Full bodied with rich jammy red fruit flavors and hints of leather. I liked the tannins. This is a tasty pairing with our Panacea Red Habano Robusto. See The Virginia Wine and Cigar Trail for more.


Snooth User: patmulroy
127172415
3.50 5
04/05/2013

Tasty


External Reviews for Alamos Malbec

External Review
02/06/2013

The Alamos Malbec has 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.


External Review
03/26/2013

The 2011 Alamos Malbec, raised the same way as the Cabernet Sauvignon, has a simple bouquet of dark cherries, blueberry and crushed violet. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent, fine tannins. There is a seductive sense of harmony here with a light but insistent grip and a minerally aftertaste. This Malbec is very well-crafted. Drink now–2017.


External Review
02/06/2013

A deep, dark violet color, the wine has a concentrated nose of black stone fruits with a touch of toast from light oak aging. The palate is full with black raspberry and currant flavors mixed with notes of vanilla and coffee.


External Review
03/26/2013

Medium red-ruby. Musky, rather wild aromas of blueberry, game, leather and coffee. Sweet, plush and seamless, with pliant dark berry flavors nicely framed by harmonious acidity. This generous, edge-free malbec, carrying a moderate 13.7% alcohol, can be enjoyed right now.


External Review
12/07/2012

A racy, medium-bodied red, offering floral raspberry and crushed blackberry notes that give way to assertive tannins on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/13/2014

Leads off with crushed black cherry and dark raspberry fruit, with cinnamon, licorice and hot stone accents following through on the detailed, fresh finish. Drink now.


External Review
05/13/2014

Selección is proving itself to be a consistent modern Malbec (the last four vintages have rated 89 or 90 points). This rendition shows graphite, inky berry notes and savory spice aromas such as cumin and cardamom. It’s rich and full bodied, with tobacco, coconut and baked plum and berry flavors. A smooth finish is neither tannic nor overpowering.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes for Alamos wines are sourced from the premiere regions of Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. The cooler conditions produce wines with aromatic intensity and freshness, while the more intense sunshine lends overall concentration and structure.

Grapes for Alamos wines are sourced from the premiere regions of Lujan de Cuyo and Valle de Uco. The cooler conditions produce wines with aromatic intensity and freshness, while the more intense sunshine lends overall concentration and structure.

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