Alamos Malbec Wines Imported South American 2010
"The 2010 Alamos Seleccion Malbec is from the San Carlos region in the Uco Valley, undergoing malolactic fermentation in oak barrels and raised for 12 months in French and American oak. It has a very elegant bouquet with maraschino cherries, blueberry, cassis and violets akin to a fragrant Syrah. The palate is full-bodied with grippy tannins, layers of mineral-rich dark berry fruit and a very poised, composed finish that delivers waves of blackberry and balsamic-tinged cherries. This is a very impressive Malbec with “chutzpah.”...91" WA 10/12
Editorial Reviews for Alamos Malbec Wines Imported South American
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
Four and a half glasses
Great, inexpensive Malbec!
fruity, wet and juicy red wine, with just a bit of nice pepper.
A nice dry blend of fruits...easy to drink...great for everyday meals.
Very good affordable red with true malbec flavors - great with food or without
Great aroma of dark fruits (although a bit unclear until it opens a bit), a medium body and a pleasant finish, although quite heavy on the teeth and gums because of its alcoholic content.
External Reviews for Alamos Malbec Wines Imported South American
This is Alamos’s top Malbec, and it is fat and savory on the nose, with rubber, leather, asphalt and cured-meat aromas in addition to showing jammy fruit scents. In the mouth, this is lush and meaty, with blueberry, jerky and campfire flavors. A toasty, stout finish is big and weighty, but overall this fruit bomb is balanced.
While Malbec has lost its status as an important blending grape in Bordeaux, it has become the signature red wine of Argentina. This value-priced label comes from Nicolas Catena, one of the finest winemakers in Argentina. With a decadent nose of ripe blackberries and blueberries, and subtle hints of herbs and spice on a lush, long finish, this wine bears a striking resemblance to its higher priced cousin under the Catena label. A value not to be missed.
This wine bears a strikingly close resemblance to its higher priced cousin, Catena Malbec. It boasts a decadent nose of ripe blackberry and blueberry while subtle hints of herb and spice complete the lush, long finish. This wine's a meal in itself, but it will also mate nicely with broiled or grilled meats.
Here's a full-bodied red wine at a lean price, offering a mix of cherry, plum, leather and cassis flavors and picking up notes of coffee and spice that add richness to the finish. Drink now.
Plenty of char greets you, which is typical of a Catena wine; oak is always in play. The palate is ultraripe, with cherry and boysenberry fruit receiving a boost from bold acidity. With nuances of earth and pepper, but ultimately a lean body, this wine steers the course while never overreaching its limits.
A wine with a dark violet color with shades of black and purple. The nose offers concentrated plum and black cherry fruit aromas. The wine has a soft, elegant mouthfeel, with rich, concentrated fruit flavors and ripe, soft-sweet tannins. Ready to drink now and over the next 2-5 years.
Sweet and Portlike with deep dark cherry and strawberry jam flavors, this would be good lightly chilled with grilled beef.