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This Alamos wine comes from high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza wine region of western Argentina. The wine represents ...Read more...
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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-
Tasted at Geneva tasting 4/18/2010
Great deal for $8! Smokiness on the nose. Cherries and chocolate on the palate. Nice tannins. Goes great with chicken and/or pasta.
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.
This wine is different from what you think a Malbec is (or should be possibly). Nose is nondiscript, but the opening salvo of flavors is black cherry and I swear a bit of blueberry. Finishes strong with a bit of smoke, leather, and tannins.....none overpowering. For the price, a real nice wine. If you think you don't like Malbecs, try this one.
External Reviews for Alamos Ridge Malbec
Really juicy, with a great beam of fig and Linzer torte flavors followed by sweet spice notes on the tasty, open-knit finish. Drink now.
Lots of flashy mocha toast leads the way for medium-weight plum, fruitcake and spice notes, with a sweet, creamy finish. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now.
Clean and smooth, with vanilla and boysenberry defining the nose. Not a complex wine, but one made for everyday drinking; thus the plum and berry fruit is ripe and forward, while the finish is just toasty enough. Flawless even though it lacks sophistication. No high gears but still a good ride.
The 2007 Malbec was aged for 9 months in French and American oak, 25% new. It offers layers of black cherry fruit, good weight on the palate, and a pure, fruit-filled finish. It can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years.
Solid, with raspberry and red plum fruit layered with hints of spice and mineral. Nice bright finish. Drink now.
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.
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.
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.
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