Muscular, savoury, balance.
Argentine Malbec continues to lure consumers, due to price and full-impact flavour. Alamos is made by the Catena family, who have been Malbec pioneers in Mendoza for more almost 120 years.
The Seleccion is the pinnacle of the Alamos portfolio and the 2017 was considered an exceptional vintage. After fermentation, the lost were aged separately in a mix of stainless vats and French and American oak for between 16-18 months after which is was blended and aged for additional 4 months in bottle.
Smoked herbs and dry earth, savoury spice, dark chocolate, salted licorice and espresso aromas are layered with wild black berries. Smooth in the mouth it has a sooty cocoa texture and loads of structure balanced by freshness. It has a muscular character that needs pairing with grilled meats and grilled vegetables, roasted mushrooms, hard cheeses and hearty pastas.Pairs great with Gone Crackers Canadian Chedder & Chive
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Reviewed - March 11th, 2021