Man I’ve been waiting a long time to write that title. And I’ve been waiting for the perfect time to write about Alamos. This post also coincides with the upcoming Malbec World Day which takes place this Sunday, April 17th.
There’s plenty of Malbec’s I’ve written about, but this is the originator. This is the one I’m most sentimental too. If it wasn’t more some dear friends introducing me to Malbec and this bottle in particular, my passion for wine and everything that goes with it, may be null and void. Yes, for as long as I can recall, this is the very first Malbec I ever had.
It’s been the most approachable and accommodating of bottles. And I may be understating that just a bit. I’ve seen this wine at nearly every wine retailer I’ve ever walked into. The same can be said for restaurants.
More than any other wine the Alamos Malbec is a fixture at fine dining establishments, sports bars, dive bars, and everything in between. This speaks to how accessible this wine is along with the aforementioned a’s earlier in this paragraph. I do this alliteration bit a lot. See?
Through the years it’s also been consistent. The flavors of blackberry and dark cherry permeate through every bottle and every glass I’ve enjoyed either alone, with family, or with friends. My palates have changed but this wine keeps tasting better to me.
I mention the various places Alamos Malbec can be found. And I’ve enjoyed them in many of those situations and more. I’m sipping on the 2014 as I write this and it’s brilliant.
It’s a wine worthy of having over a conversation but equally this wine is worth having a conversation about.
I’m having a dialogue with you while I also finish my meal I paired it with. I wish I could say it was my creation but I wouldn’t be true to myself or the audience. It’s a homemade meal but from someone else’s home. The chicken marsala with green beans and mixed vegetable was decent yet it paired ideally with my wine. Can you see the animal friend in the background?
This is a wine you can have with anything. This is what makes wine fun. It doesn’t have to be overpriced or pretentious. I’ve seen this bottle listed anywhere from $7-$10 and it drinks at about that price. And there’s nothing wrong with that. As a matter of fact it’s everything that’s right about wine.
Red Blend And Cabernet Sauvignon are good ones too but the Malbec is like that great friend that will always be their for you. Alamos has been loyal to me over the years and I will not take that for granted. I will not take or granted that some wonderful friends introduced me to this wine.
I am forever grateful.
Have a Happy Malbec World Day.