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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Alamos Malbectext
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Alamos Malbec 2018

Mendoza, ArgentinaThe Catena family does not have their name on the label, but they are the folks behind the Alamos brand, that frankly has pulled up its socks the last five years. The fruit is all high-altitude, and the style is rich and full-bodied. There is a tiny amount of cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo in the blend that spends eight months in French and American oak post-ferment. The flavours are black and blue, the tannins fluffy soft with just a touch of rusticity. Anything fire-grilled will pull this wine altogether. The super light glass bottle is not unnoticed. Good value.Tasted: 26 February 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 14.99 BCLS AB 12.50 select private retailers MB 14.99 Manitoba Liquor Mart ON 15.20 The Beer Guy PEI 14.45 PEILCC NF 14.45 NLLC Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: E. & J. Gallo Winery Canada, Ltd.
Blend: Malbec - Syrah - BonardaCSPC: 467951UPC: 085000018194