Argentina’s excellent Alamos wines are now distributed by E & J Gallo. Dense purple in colour, it has a cedary, earthy, spicy, plum bouquet with evident vanilla oak notes; it’s medium-bodied, fruity but firm, with ripe plum flavours carried on fresh acidity. It’s a steak wine if ever there was one.
This old-vine Malbec has a wow nose of rich currants, plums, anise with elegant spice notes, minerals and swirling earthy/savoury accents. It still needs a bit of time to integrate all those moving parts in the mouth, but shows depth of fruit, concentration and plenty of spicy/savoury goodness through a finessed finish.
Very deep plum red, young-looking for its age. Fairly intense nose of dates, raisins and black cherries seasoned with vanilla oak. Built to last, it is surprisingly tannic for its age, which lends a pleasant bitterness on the finish, but quite palatable with spiced cherry and blueberry flavours. Will improve for another couple of years.
Very nice aromas of blackberries, plums, brambly raspberries, savoury spices and a certain earthiness. It’s quite thick and juicy on the palate with a fine balance between rich and savoury dark fruits, spice, tannins and balancing acidity on the finish.
Soft, downy plum and blackberries fill the cushy palate of this Malbec, one drawn tight around the sides with a squeeze of tannins. Espresso coats the palate, one kept juicy with black jujubes, to the drying, warming finish. Pour alongside grilled sweet potatoes or beef for best result. A simple, easy, drink-now red.
This Malbec/Corvina blend was made in the appassimento style, using dried Corvina grapes with fresh Malbec juice, resulting in a clash of soft and harsh on the hotter palate. Ripe, downy red and purple fruits is framed with bitter cocoa tannins and finishing with a twist of bitter espresso on the dried out finish.