Bodegas Catena Zapata Alamos Seleccion Malbec 2008
The 2008 Alamos Seleccion Malbec shows an opaque, dark violet color. The nose is full of ripe blueberry fruits with notes of violets and sweet spice. The moutheel is full and rich with ripe black cherry and cassis fruit layered with notes of wildflowers, spicy black pepper and anise. The finish shows a supple silky texture with a bright, racy acidity and a stony minerality.
Saturated, inky Malbec with plenty of sweet mocha, chocolate and vanilla to go with black fruit aromas. The palate is big and bold but controlled, with compact, intense flavors of berry, leather and black tea. Smooth on the finish, with soft, integrated tannins and just enough acidity to maintain freshness. Drink this year.
Wine & Spirits
If you enjoy wines with the sweet ripeness of black fruit, the type of wines that offer the kind of full-bodied intensity and depth of flavor that is right at home in a steakhouse, this malbec is one of the better representatives of the style.