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Alamos Torrontes 2016

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Intense balsa wood, lemon, pollen and spicy nettle-toned floral aromas greet the nose. Rich and slightly soft in the mouth, this shows a subtle sweet, honeycomb edge to its slightly gamy, tropical Lifesaver fruit flavors. There's a touch of pineapple here as well as a hint of coconut cream, all layered over some orange-toned kiwi base notes. There's a hint of bitterness that shows up on the back end and lingers on the moderately long floral finish. Not my style, but well done. 87 points

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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 Torrontes

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/15/2013

Intense balsa wood, lemon, pollen and spicy nettle-toned floral aromas greet the nose. Rich and slightly soft in the mouth, this shows a subtle sweet, honeycomb edge to its slightly gamy, tropical Lifesaver fruit flavors. There's a touch of pineapple here as well as a hint of coconut cream, all layered over some orange-toned kiwi base notes. There's a hint of bitterness that shows up on the back end and lingers on the moderately long floral finish. Not my style, but well done. 87 points


Member Reviews for Alamos Torrontes

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Snooth User: doublefantasy
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2014 07/31/2015

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: RandyFisher
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 05/12/2014

Fruit forward with more weight than I expected; finish is highly acidic with some grapefruit and fairly long.


Snooth User: worldsmith
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/05/2013

Very strong citrus aroma with an undercurrent of honey and floral notes. Palate matches the nose perfectly. Vibrant, refreshing acidity with a light, but smooth body.


Snooth User: NiagaraWiner
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 07/30/2013

Four glasses

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  • Snooth User: BRUNOHOEPERS
    1157885634
    0.00 5
    Vintage: 2011 04/23/2013

    $9 Intense balsa wood, lemon, pollen and spicy nettle-toned floral aromas greet the nose. Rich and slightly soft in the mouth, this shows a subtle sweet, honeycomb edge to its slightly gamy, tropical Lifesaver fruit flavors. There's a touch of pineapple here as well as a hint of coconut cream, all layered over some orange-toned kiwi base notes. There's a hint of bitterness that shows up on the back end and lingers on the moderately long floral finish. Not my style, but well done. 87 points


    Snooth User: catdean
    127651421
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2011 04/17/2013

    Pleasant pepper and pear


    Snooth User: absolutesquirrel
    95610953
    4.50 5
    Vintage: 2010 07/16/2012

    Great for the price


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    External Reviews for Alamos Torrontes

    External Review
    Vintage: 2010 11/27/2012

    Winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt describes this 2010 Alamos Torrontes as very floral, with aromas of orange and jasmine blossoms. There are additional flavors of citrus and peach, with a crisp finish and balanced acidity.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

    Medium yellow. Lemon and anise on the nose. Fairly rich but dry and serious, with fruit overshadowed by licorice and saline notes. Slightly aggressive on the finish.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 12/24/2014

    The nose offers ripe white fruit aromas such as pears and peaches that are interwoven with delicate citrus and floral notes, such as jasmine. The palate shows rich and concentrated ripe pear, apple and apricot flavors with a light note of minerality. The wine finishes long and complex with crisp, mineral acidity.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 09/13/2012

    Bright full ruby-red. Black fruits, violet, minerals and exotic oak on the nose. Painfully clenched and imploded today, with precise black fruit and violet flavors complicated by saline, mineral and oak notes. Dominated by its serious tannic struc... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from in Argentina. 2008 Bodegas Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon Nicolas Catena Zapata 750ml


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 10/06/2009

    Jancis Robinson: Torrontes characteristically has a particularly exotic grapey aroma with something floral about it. This example is all that but it is so rich aromatically that it almost smells like toffee. However there is so much racy tingling acidity on the palate that it could happily be served with strongly flavoured salads and pasta dishes although I think it would probably be best as an aperitif. Made from Torrontes grapes ripened in the clear mountain air and the light sandy soils round the Andean holiday town of Cafayate this wine has a very healthy acid/pH balance and an alcohol level of only 12.7%


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/03/2012

    The 2007 Torrontes is fragrant with an attractive perfume of spring flowers, honey, and tropical fruits. On the palate it is dry, crisp, fresh, and well balanced; meant for drinking over the next 12ndash;18 months. These are both excellent values.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

    Nice and plump, with pink grapefruit, tangerine and persimmon notes and a rich, pure finish. A step up for the grape. Drink now.


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    <p>This light and fresh Argentinian white wine is made from 100% Torrontes grapes, which often is referred to as the country&rsquo;s signature white varietal. This wine has lively aromas of citrus and peach with delicate layers of jasmine blossom and fresh herbs.&nbsp;</p>


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