May 30, 2009

Alamos Malbec Seleccion

We recently had a couple of bottles of the 2007 Alamos Malbec Seleccion (Bodega Catena, Mendoza region of Argentina). This wine is one of our favourite everyday reds.

The regular Alamos Malbec is usually $15-$16 per bottle in NYC. We were excited to see the Seleccion version at Zachys (in Scarsdale, NY), so we bought a case. (We also ended up getting a great deal, paying about $12.50/bottle).

The Seleccion is ripe and fruit forward with a lot of dark, almost plummy fruit on open (not jammy though) and is deep purple in color. After some air, the upfront fruit fades a bit, with a little grapiness as the wine warms. A round, medium-body mouthfeel with some decent astringency on the finish to go with your steak or BBQ... definitely not bad for a bigger, value-oriented Argentinian Malbec. Cheers!

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