Monday, February 08, 2010

Alamos Malbec 2008 wine review by (PB)


This is a value Malbec form the mecca of Malbec; Argentina. This wine is quite young and will only improve with another year on it.

This is a juicy fruit filled wine with a pretty presentation of purple, cranberry jelly hue, and aromas of rich dark fruit with a bready note and ripe black berry/black cherry notes and a touch of tar.

Palate: This is a tight wine and needs to both breathe as well as sit for another year. It is tasty right now but will be greatly improved with a little age. It has good structure with a tannic backbone and sound acid balance. There are loads of fruit with a coffee line and fruity finish that hangs on.

This is another wine at the $10 price point but this one is a keeper. I will be pairing it with homemade ravioli stuffed with cheese and a prosciutto/parmigiano cream sauce with oyster mushcrooms so raise a glass.

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