Alamos Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina, South America

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Item No. 97844
  • red wine
  • WS90
  • W&S90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Alamos Malbec has a 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.

Critical Acclaim

"The Malbec added just the right touch of richness, spice and complexity to give the dinner another dimension. I rated it 90 points, non-blind..."
90 Points

"This wine's flavors of violets and ripe cherries are refreshed and strengthened by an intense mineral acidity. The flavors last with juicy richness, ending on sweet notes of spice. For a duck stew."
90 Points

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Rating:
(11/24/2010)
It has an airy blend of chicken coop and pig's ass...just a hint of leather..and it numbed my tongue after one mouthful. It's a keeper! And I need a designated driver. Anyone got a breath mint?
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Dave Lum - Madison, OH (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Great nose: grapefruit, chocolate, leaves, chicken coop. Taste: still too sharp/tart, chocolate, plum, and pepper. Great tanins: my tongue is numb from one taste. This one is a keeper
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Rating:
(9/28/2010)
I don't have a sophisticated palette but this is a decent wine with mild acidity. Worth it for 12 dollars
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Learn About Alamos

From the vineyard to the winery, the Alamos wines are made to emphasize varietal fruit character. The cool evening temperatures in Catena's high altitude vineyards allow for prolonged hang time, preserving the fruit's full spectrum of aromas and flavors.

At the winery, the grapes are gently destemmed, fermentation temperatures are carefully controlled and two to four year old barrels are used to age the wines.

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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