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Alamos The Wines of Catena Malbec 2009 Wine Review

Alamos The Wines of Catena Malbec 2009

Alamos The Wines of Catena Malbec 2009

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score: 2.2/5

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $13.95

Product #: 467951

BC Product #: 467951

SAQ Product #: 467951

Drink: 2010-2014



 

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Bottle size: 750 ml

Winery: Alamos

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Catena’s Alamos Malbec is always a fine ambassador for Argentina’s signature grape. Be prepared for a rich, full-bodied wine with concentrated fruit flavours of raspberry and cassis blessed with heavenly doses of chocolate and sweet spice from the light oak ageing. My note: A pleasant sipper with lovely blackberry aromas. Medium- to full-bodied and smooth. A solidly made wine with terrific balance. Ripe blackberries and pepper. Perfect for barbecue and movie night.

Malbec food pairings: lasagna.

Perfect Pasta and Tomato Sauce Wine

This was reviewed December 10, 2011 by

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Reverse Wine Snob reviewed this wine as follows:

This is a dry, thin, below average Malbec. We found it be a bit sour and are somewhat mystified about the popularity of this one. Luckily we drank it while watching a really good movie (Secretariat) so all was not lost. Because we were able to get this one for only $7.99 it will just barely get a Second Chance rating, but if you have to spend more than that, our advice would be to Skip It.

Taste Rating: 5
Value (Cost) Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 6.0
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This robust young red wine from Argentina offers excellent quality for the price, and it’s oroduced in quantities that should assure wide distribution. It offers juicy flavors of blackberry and blueberry, and a rounded, smooth texture. It’s not enormously complex, but it has a friendly approachability that would make it perfect for [a winter] barbecue. Source: Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun
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