The Alamos Malbec has a dark, blackish purple color. The nose shows ripe black fruits, black pepper spice and floral notes. The mouthfeel is full yet soft and supple, with black raspberry and currant flavors mingled with notes of sweet spice and a touch of leather. The finish is long and persistent with soft, sweet tannins.
The Catena Family might be considered the Mondavi’s of Mendoza. Recognized leaders in terms of quality and excellence on the business side, both families have opened doors for many of their neighbours. The Alamos line of wines is an affordable range from the venerable house, and being a Mendoza product you know that Malbec will be the franchise player. The colour of the wine is typically dark and the smell reminds one of cherry dipped cigarillos, with some raspberry thrown in, it is quite pleasant. With that on-ramp the road leading to the plum, cherry and wood taste was well paved, dry and smooth. Tannins were clearly present, but not over the top. Catena wines have a style, and that is smooth and sophisticated. Bottle DJ