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Wine Enthusiast - 2007 Alamos Selección Malbec - August, 2009
Good from the begining, with deep berry aromas touched up by mocha, vanilla and road tar. The palete os cassis, black fruit and light herbs is juicy and lively, and while the finish is standard in terms of feel and length, it offers oak driven coconut and spicy falvors.

Wine Spectator April 30, 2009
More For your money, tips on how to buy smart and stretch your wine-buying dollar. Explore the Southern Hemisphere, Argentina and Chile are now competing at the high end with the best wine regions around the world, but they still deliver plenty of the tasty wines at fair prices. Dependable producers in Argentina includes Alamos, Dominio del Plata and Bodegas Terrazas de los Andes...

The Wine Advocate - Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 - December 2008
86 Points. The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon spent nine month in French and American oak. Purple-colored, it reveals aromas of cedar, spice box, cassis, and black currant. On the palete it is a medium-bodied with ample savory fruit, good depth, and a medium-long finish. Drink it over the next 2-3 years.

The Wine Advocate - Alamos Bonarda 2007 - December 2008
87 Points. The 2007 Bonarda offers up plum and blackberry aromas and flavors. This is accompanied by a wine with a plush texture, plump fruit, and a moderately long finish. Its too should be drunk over the next 2-3 years.

The Wine Advocate - Alamos Malbec 2007 - December 2008
87 Points. The 2007 Malbec was aged for 9 months in French and American oak, 25% new. It offers layers of black cherry fruit, good weight on the palate, and a pure, fruit-filled finish. It can be enjoyed over the next 3-4 years.

The Wine Advocate - Alamos Chardonnay 2007 - December 2008
87 Points. The medium straw-colored 2007 Chardonnay was aged for 9 months in French oak, 10% new. It exhibits a bouquet of spiced apple, pear, and tropical aromas leading to a smooth-textured, tasty wine meant for near-term drinking. These are both excellent values.

The Wine Advocate - Alamos Torrontés 2007 - December 2008
87 Points. The 2007 Torrontés is fragant with an attractive perfume of spring flowers, honey, and tropical fruits. On the palate us dry, crisp, fresh, and well-balanced; meant for drinking over the next 12-18 months. These are both excellent values.

The Wine Advocate - Alamos Selección Malbec - 2007 December 2008
88 Points. The 2007 Malbec Selección was sourced from older vines and has a bit more new oak. Purple-colored, it has a lovely bouquet of smoke, spice box, earth notes, and black cherry. It has enough struture to evolve for 1-2 years but can be enjoyed now and over the next 5 years.

Wine Spectator Advance - Alamos Malbec 2006 - November 2007
Best Values - 87 Points. Lots of flashy mocha toast leads the way for medium-weight plum, fruitcake and spice notes, with sweet, creamy finish. A crowd-pleaser.

USA Today - Alamos Selección Malbec 2006 - December 2006
The Malbec comes from southwestern France and is the basis for the rustic, tannic wines of Cahors, but it takes the personality of a superstar when it's grown in the high-altitude vineyards of Argentina. There, the climate tames the tannins and the result is wines that are black purple in color, smell like field of violets, are packed with lush blackberry flavors and feel silky in the mouth. This example, from Argentina's top producer, fits that profile exactly. It's grapes are drawn from older, naturally low-yielding vineyards, so the flavors are concentrated ald lead to a smoky aftertaste.

Decanter - Alamos Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 - December 2006
Pure, deep, varietal nose. Clean juicy palate with softening tannins and well-integrated oak. Finishes long.

Wine Spectator - Wine of the Day - Alamos Bonarda 2006 - October 5, 2006
Dark plum and blackberry fruit, with bramble and toast on the finish.

Wine Spectator - Best Buy - Alamos Malbec 2005 - October 2006
87 points. Great aromas of crushed blueberry and raspberry, with a juicy texture and well-integrated toast and mineral notes. Nice blast of pure fruit on the finish.

Wine Spectator - Best Values - Alamos Malbec 2004 - November 2005
86 points. Round and grapey, with black cherry, spice and toast notes as well. Fruity finish picks up a nice floral hint.

The Wine Advocate - Alamos Chardonnay 2004 - June 2005
89 Puntos. Chardonnay de la línea Alamos de Nicolás Catena, hábilmente elaborado, con reminiscencias de frutas blancas y ahumado. De cuerpo medio, es un vino elegante, que colma el paladar con intensas notas de manzanas y peras y sutiles dejos de manteca y tostado. Es un vino equilibrado, expresivo y delicado, que se destaca a su vez por su gran concentración y persistencia.

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