Thursday, July 9, 2009

Alamos Seleccion Malbec 2007

Argentina has been getting a lot of great press about the nice Malbecs they have been producing. Recently, we served the 2007 Alamos Seleccion Malbec from Mendoza with our wood-grilled pepper crusted steaks and chimichurri sauce. It is a nice medium to full bodied wine that has a smokey, blackberry nose with a hint of vanilla. On the palate are rich blackberry and currant flavors along with a hint of anise. Anise is spice we use frequently in dry rubs. The finish is smooth and long with rounded tannins. We have served the Alamos Seleccion numerous times and it has been consistently good. Wine Spectator and the Wine Advocate both gave this wine a 90 point rating. Great drinking now, but will be exceptional in a few more years. Retails for $15.

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