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Alamos Selección Malbectext
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Alamos Selección Malbec 2017

Mendoza, ArgentinaRich and dense and smoky from the start, this full-bodied red grows in high altitude vineyards, is macerated for approximately one month, and spends 16-18 months in a mix of stainless, American, and French oak. A whack of sweet, ripe, potent black wood greets, imbued by sweet smoke, candied black liquorice, and cracked black peppercorn and cinnamon spicing. Tannins are ample, plush, and enveloping, cradling this to a warming finish. Quite a massive wine, and one that necessitates equally powerful food to meet.Tasted: 27 February 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 22.00 BCLS AB 19.00 select private retailers MB 18.00 select private retailers ON 16.00 LCBO Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: E. & J. Gallo Winery Canada, Ltd.
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 2576UPC: 808755020539