Alamos Malbec Review

Alamos Malbec Review
Let's find out more about Alamos Malbec wine.

This is our Alamos Malbec review.

Mendoza is known for its Malbec, as it accounts for more than 80% of Argentine winemaking.

This delicious Malbec is proof that very good wines don’t have to be expensive.

Rated 90 points by James Suckling and Robert Parker, this round, smooth and rich Malbec offers great value for your money.

Find below our Alamos Malbec full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.

Let’s begin!

Our Alamos Malbec Review

3.8/5
  • Brand: Alamos
  • Grape Varietal: Malbec
  • Region: Argentina, Mendoza
  • Tasting Notes: Blackberry & Plum fruit notes
  • Glass & Serving: Burgundy / 59-64 °F (15-18 °C) / Decant 30 mins
  • Store: Up to 5 Years
  • Price Range: ~$10
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml

Alamos Malbec review: What's its color?

Alamos Malbec wine has a dark purple red color with thick slowly falling legs.

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What does Alamos Malbec taste like?

Alamos Malbec is entirely made from Malbec grapes. 

On the nose, black cherry, plum, violet, and toast are the most prominent aromas.
 
On the palate, it’s a velvety, round, and medium-high body with intense flavors of ripe red and black fruit with sweet spice, chocolate, and oak long finish.

Is Alamos Malbec sweet?

No, it’s not sweet. Alamos Malbec wine is a dry wine.

Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.

Learn more about wine sweetness level here.

Alamos Malbec review: Which food pairs well with it?

Alamos Malbec is a bold wine and such as it requires strong and intense flavors to be paired with. 

Classic appetizers are roasted mushrooms, vegetables, potatoes, black beans, beet, and onion to name some.

It’s an ideal wine for BBQ and strong flavor meat like asado, buffalo, ostrich, pork shoulder, and beef brisket for example.

If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are blue and semi-hard cheeses like Gorgonzola and Cheddar.

Alamos Malbec review: What's its alcohol content?

Alamos Malbec wine’s alcohol content is 13.5%.

In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.

There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.

During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.

Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.

How many calories are in a glass of Alamos Malbec wine?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture [1] a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.

Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.

Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.

A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.

What is Alamos?

Here is an extract from the Alamos website itself:

Alamos is rooted in over 100 years of family winemaking.

Generation after generation has passed along the passion and winemaking expertise that results in the very best of Argentina in every bottle.

From our adventurous high-elevation vineyards at the foot of the Andes, we craft flavorful, approachable, and authentically Argentine wines.

Conclusion

Mendoza is known for its Malbec, as it accounts for more than 80% of Argentine winemaking.

This is a delicious Malbec priced at ~$10 it’s a bargain!

Try it with roasted vegetables, black beans, Asado, BBQ, or Gorgonzola cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!😍

If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?

Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!

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