Alamos Selección Malbec 2008

$18.99

SKU 890460960930

750ml

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The 2008 Selección Malbec shows an opaque, dark violet color. The nose is full of ripe blueberry fruits wit notes of violets and sweet spice. The mouthfeel is full and rich with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit layered with notes of wildflowers, spicy black pepper and anis. The finish shows a supple silky texture with a bright racy acidity and a stony minerality.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand Alamos
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we90

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.

Michael Schachner, November 1, 2010
  • wa89

Wine AdvocatePurple/black color; brooding bouquet of black cherry and plum; dense, ripe, lengthy.

Jay Miller, October 2010
  • st88

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.

Stephen Tanzer, February 1, 2010
  • ws86

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.

James Molesworth, 2010