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Alamos Malbec 2017

Editorial Review by Snooth Editorial:

Earthy and smoky raspberry and strawberry aromas. Quite earthy and dry in the mouth with strong, drying tannins and a short finish of blackberry and a touch of eucalyptus.

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Alamos:
Italian Nicola Catena founded this business in 1902 and it is still in her family today. It  is now a state-of-the art winery located in Vista Flores, Mendoza, Argentina. Felipe Stahlschmidt is the chief winemaker. Grapes are grown in the high altitude slopes of Mendoza and hand-selected for quality, ensuring only the best grapes are used. They are then vinified using precise details whi... Read more
Italian Nicola Catena founded this business in 1902 and it is still in her family today. It  is now a state-of-the art winery located in Vista Flores, Mendoza, Argentina. Felipe Stahlschmidt is the chief winemaker. Grapes are grown in the high altitude slopes of Mendoza and hand-selected for quality, ensuring only the best grapes are used. They are then vinified using precise details which preserve their inherent flavors and aromas. All of this contributes to a high quality, value-driven wine. Alamos produces Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Torrontes in young and reserva styles.  Read less

Editorial Reviews for Alamos Malbec

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464770,102
0.00 5
Vintage: 2015 09/20/2016

Earthy and smoky raspberry and strawberry aromas. Quite earthy and dry in the mouth with strong, drying tannins and a short finish of blackberry and a touch of eucalyptus.


Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464770,102
3.00 5
Vintage: 2014 10/13/2015

Char and black pepper on the nose with a chalky ripe raspberry note. In the mouth it's a mix of red and black fruit, mostly raspberry and blackberry, medium bodied and approachable, with good acidity. Good spice around the edges pops in the mouth and warms the finish along with vanilla and toast. 86 pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.00 5
Vintage: 2011 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


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/17/2013

Smoy and lightly caramelly on the nose with lots of darkly jammy blackberry fruit and hints of both dates and pomegranate with a dusting of white pepper as a top note. Smooth as wool on entry, a little fuzzy but ultimately plush and friendly with a big core of dark, almost coffee accented blackberry fruit which shows hints of fresh bay leaf and a little citrus peel nuance. S little chewy in the mouth, and a little sticky on the finish, this highlights the bold fruit that made malbec such a household name, layers of blackberry, black currant, and black cherry fruit all gently spiced with oak and supported by enough acid to become obvious on the finish and help keep everything fresh. This is a bit of a big, chunky wine and while it may be inelegant it will be very popular. 87pts


Member Reviews for Alamos Malbec

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
10733941,722
2.00 5
Vintage: 2014 06/02/2016

Tannic. Not what I call balanced. Not sure if this is an off vintage or if perhaps a bad bottle but it wasn't up my alley on this day.


Snooth User: Nathan Parents
19762389
1.50 5
Vintage: 2014 02/27/2016

One and a half glasses


Snooth User: rckr1951
1275033,507
3.00 5
Vintage: 2013 05/24/2017

This was aged well and has improved dramatically since first tasting 2 yrs ago. The fruit is pronounced with blackberry, dark cherry, purple pansy, earth and mocha notes driving to lingering finish. 86 points - drink now - Paul


Snooth User: danceforme
37235323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2013 09/19/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Diego Andrés Díaz
1214278534
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 04/17/2014

Dark violet wine, with médium body and great tannins. It has a strange but intriguing smell of candies and medicins.


Snooth User: raindance
2001541,834
0.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/17/2013

Gave it away at Shore's early 2013 holiday party. Phenomenal waste of good wine.


Snooth User: smuratore
866360590
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 05/21/2013

Full, good.


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External Reviews for Alamos Malbec

External Review
Vintage: 2013 02/20/2014

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.


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Vintage: 2013 10/04/2012

A cherry aromas with light floral notes. It has a full mouthfeel with ripe cassis and black raspberry fruit flavors


External Review
Vintage: 2013 01/19/2014

Alamos Malbec displays cherry aromas with light floral notes. Alamos Malbec has a full mouthfeel with ripe cassis and black raspberry fruit flavors. Alamos Malbec is excellent with grilled meats.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 01/29/2009

Alamos Malbec shows the unique potential of this most Argentine of grapes. Witha 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 and round with black


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Vintage: 2012 12/09/2013

A frequent favorite, with classic black currant, plum and violets. Easy to drink and incredibly likable, with soft tannins and a smooth finish. Good with pork chops on the grill or steak and mushrooms.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 12/09/2013

This jammy red delivers cherry compote and dark blueberry pie notes that give way to a cedary finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 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.


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