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Alamos Malbec Malbec 2009
This Alamos wine comes from high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza wine region of western Argentina. The wine represents the highest levels in the art of blending, using grapes from many distinct microclimates. Alamos wines are blended to create flavorful, drinkable wines that preserve each variety`s distinctive flavors, aromas, and textures. Malbec is the signature wine of the Mendoza region and represents the highest achievements of Argentine winemaking. 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.
Great Malbec value. Opaque plum hue, soft aromas of stewed dark fruits; flavor profile of ripe, resinous black cherries and supple blueberries with a hint of leather, mouth-filling and balanced to a moderate finish.
Young. Alcohol. Shows promise-
Great deal for $8! Smokiness on the nose. Cherries and chocolate on the palate. Nice tannins. Goes great with chicken and/or pasta.
I had this as part of a Argentinian tasting at a local wine store. Finally something enjoyable! Good nose of jammy berries, this was fruity with notes of cherry and tobacco. Obvious tannins with a slightly bitter finish. For more on the tasting, please visit http://dionyshius.blogspot.com/2012/08/sd-wine-co-argentinian.html
Tasted at Geneva tasting 4/18/2010
This entry level Malbec from Alamos is fairly priced, though to my taste it doesn't measure up in price/quality ratio to the excellent Alamos Chardonnays. Dark purple in color, it is still obviously youthful and therefore a little harsh, but there is a ripe-feeling and balanced texture. Perhaps the wine is closed at this point, but in the mouth the raspberry/blackberry fruit is barely detectable. The wine may come alive in time, but for now it's relatively uninteresting.
Agree with jgalbjr. Soft and comparatively low in tannins for a Malbec, which means medium tannins. Cherry and blackberry on nose and palate, with the typical smoke/leather in the finish. Also, well-balanced cedar on the palate and finish; not an over-oaked nose and palate like so many others in this price range. I'm also a fan of traditional Malbecs, but I liked this one, too.
External Reviews for Alamos Malbec Malbec
Ripe, lip-smacking acidity helps keep the plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit bouncing along, with tasty mocha and spice notes as well. Subtle toast, so the fruit really shines. A delicious forward style with textbook flavors. Drink now through 2005.
Alamos Malbec presents a dark purple color with violet highlights. The nose offers bright black cherry aromas with light floral notes and a touch of toast. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with ripe, concentrated cassis and black raspberry fruit flavors interwoven with a touch of chocolate and sweet spice from light oak aging. The finish is long and lingering, with ripe, velvety tannins.
With a structure reminiscent of a Bordeaux, this wine delivers plenty of smoky cherry fruit and chocolate notes that would accompany a barbecue perfectly.
For a big brand, Alamos knows how to deliver quality at a fair price. This vintage is exemplary for its sweet black plum and graham cracker bouquet and lush, deep palate. The fruit is tasty, balanced, dark in nature and just a little bit spicy. For a basic-priced Malbec it more than gets the job done.
The purple-colored 2008 Malbec Blend contains 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Bonarda. The wine was aged in French and American oak. It offers up a nose of cedar, black cherry, and plum leading to a dense wine with plenty of savory black fruit flavor, a forward personality, and good length.
Bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of black fruits, mocha and licorice. Fat, ripe and rich, with a silky texture to its mouthfilling dark fruit flavors. Not complex but smooth and easygoing, finishing with round tannins.
Classic Jonata sangiovese notes of strawberry, wild raspberry and clove. Lives up to its name with earthy nuances emerging as it sits in the glass. Hints of cured meat and fennel also join the complex aromatic profile. Very focused wine with exceptional length. Dried strawberry and leather. As always the finish is highlighted by a vibrant acid backbone and subtle, fine grained tannins that together hint at a long life ahead for this young wine.
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