Alamos Selección Malbec 2008
Wine EnthusiastSaturated, inky Malbec with plenty of sweet mocha, chocolate and vanilla to go with black fruit aromas. The palate is big and bold but controlled, with compact, intense flavors of berry, leather and black tea. Smooth on the finish, with soft, integrated tannins and just enough acidity to maintain freshness. Drink this year.
International Wine CellarFull, bright, saturated ruby. Very ripe aromas of black fruits and chocolatey oak. Quite ripe in style but with subtle floral lift and a more refined texture to the supple black fruit and chocolate flavors. Smoother on the back end than the regular malbec. Finishes with mouthdusting tannins and good persistence.
Wine SpectatorOpen-knit, with a friendly mix of raspberry, blackberry and black cherry notes backed by a licorice snap note. Drink now. 15,000 cases imported.