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Alamos Malbec 2008

Malbec from Argentina
  • W&S 90
  • WS 90
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Winemaker 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

W&S 90
Wine & Spirits

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.

WS 90
Wine Spectator

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...

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.