Alamos Malbec 2013 Wine Review
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 88/100
Oustanding value from this Argentine red wine made from the country's iconic Malbec grape. Smoky with black fruit. Pair with grilled pork chops.
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This Alamos Malbec 2013 was reviewed on May 20, 2015 by Natalie MacLean
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|Steve Kubota rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
ALAMOS 2013 MALBEC
This is the fourth wine being reviewed in a series of five tasted at a luncheon with Alamos winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt and brand ambassador Tatiana Nessier. All of these wines are available in Canada but not all are available in every province.
During our greetings and introductions, I poked fun at Felipe about a quote he makes on the Alamos website: “Malbec and Mendoza are a marriage made in heaven! Our beautiful high altitude climate produces Malbec that are rich, exuberant and full of character.” Having spent time tasting Malbec with Felipe and Tatiana it is easy to catch their enthusiasm and love they show for their wine. Yes indeed. High altitude produced Malbec wines from Mendoza are often a heavenly and heady combination.
From the winery:
A classically Argentine wine, our Alamos Malbec blends the deeply concentrated plum flavours of the country’s signature variety – Malbec – with small portions of Syrah and Bonarda to add dark cherry and blackberry flavours. Well-integrated hints of brown spice and vanilla contribute layers of complexity. A full structure, firm tannins and a long finish make this Malbec unforgettable.
The grapes four our Malbec were handpicked, destemmed and crushed. Prior to fermentation, the must was cold soaked for 72-hours. Fermentation occurred in upright and conical tanks for one week at 85F/29.5C. Throughout fermentation, this wine underwent malolactic fermentation to create a round mouthfeel before eight months of aging in a combination of French and American oak.
My Tasting Notes:
The wine is a dark ruby red and opens with a generous if not lush aromas of plum and cheery. It is followed with a swath of sweet black plum, currant and a touch of vanilla and spice on the palette. There is an elegant quality to this wine that is perfectly balanced. The Syrah (6%) and Bonarda (4%) components have brought on additional brightness and liveliness. This Malbec shows excellent quality for the price (QPR).
Tasted on May 12, 2015
|Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:|
Remarkable value in this delicious Mendoza Malbec. Fragrant nose and yummy dark cassis, blackberry, vanilla and mocha on the palate. Long finish with dark berries and mocha. Great with grilled pork chops.
|Brent Gushowaty rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Medium, with cherry rim.
Preserved plum and darker fruits, some charcoal/tar.
Clean, rounded dark fruit flavours, some tartness, plum. Dusty black fruit with some charcoal notes. Longish finish, Approachable soft tannins. Relatively straight forward Malbec but great value.
Value Rating: 92
Has small portions of Syrah (6%) and Bonarda (4%) in the blend. Spent eight months in French and American oak.
Date Tasted: May 12, 2015
|Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Bright red fruit most prominent on the nose, pepper and oak are more subtle on this Malbec. Medium tannin, fruit and pepper come through on the palate. Medium finish. Try this with BBQ'ed burgers.
|Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:|
Spiciness up front with some tart cherry, a bit of vegetal aroma, and some chocolate. The taste is tart, spicy cherry and pum with some young-ish tannins.
|Craig Kuziemsky rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:|
Green pepper and oak on the nose. The flavor has sour cherry, chocolate and plum.
|Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 82/100 with the following review:|
Raspberry plum jam, vanilla extract, graphite and not much else on the nose. Lighter body than I'd like to enjoy in a Malbec. The acidity is a bit thin and not very pleasant with the young tannins.
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