Awards & Accolades

Selección Malbec

Awards in 2017

JamesSuckling.com 6.1.17 SCORE 92

Selección Malbec 2015

Aromas of tea, berry and spice follow through to a medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a savory finish. Old vine selection. Finesse. Drink now.

‐ James Suckling


Awards in 2016

Wine Spectator 9.30.16 SCORE 89

Selección Malbec 2014

Pure and crisp, with hints of dried beef to the luscious flavors of plum, dried cherry and boysenberry, accented by notes of hot stone. Shows a sinewy texture on the finish. Drink now through 2019. 20,000 cases imported.

‐ Kim Marcus

James Suckling.com 9.14.16 SCORE 92

Selección Malbec 2014

A rich and flavorful red with blueberry, spice and walnut character. Full body, lots of fruit, and a soft and balanced finish. This one is always delicious. Drink now.

‐ James Suckling


Awards in 2015

The Wine Advocate 8.28.15 SCORE 91

Selección Malbec 2013

The 2013 Alamos Seleccion Malbec is sourced exclusively from the Uco Valley, a cooler part of Mendoza. 2013 was a fresh vintage that produced a very fresh and serious wine. Only 30% of it matured in barrel. It feels like a serious Malbec with nice concentration and complex aromas mixing fruit, flowers and spices. The palate is medium to full-bodied with prodigious balance, refined tannins and very good length. Dead gorgeous and a bargain for the quality delivered. 300,000 bottles produced.

‐ Luis Gutierrez

The Tasting Panel 8.19.15 SCORE 90

Selección Malbec 2013

Smooth, soft and lush with rich plum, blackberry and spice; long and lush with balance, tangy acidity and lovely style.

‐ Anthony Dias Blue

James Suckling.com 6.1.15 SCORE 91

Selección Malbec 2013

Plenty of blueberry, black pepper and terracotta character. Full to medium body, fine tannins and a bright finish. Drink or hold.

‐ James Suckling

Wine Spectator 5.20.15 SCORE 89

Selección Malbec 2012

FIERY REDS for the MEMORIAL DAY GRILL "Supple and well-structured flavors of red currant and sandalwood flavors."

‐ Kim Marcus

Wine Spectator 4.30.15 SCORE 89

Selección Malbec 2012

"Supple, with balanced and well-structured flavors of red currant, sandalwood and dried cherry. There's a suave creaminess midpalate, followed by a well-spiced finish. Drink now through 2018. 15,000 cases imported."

‐ Kim Marcus


Awards in 2014

James Suckling.com 8.19.14 SCORE 90

Selección Malbec 2012

Lots of tar, licorice and blueberry character. Full body with fine tannins and juicy fruit. Chocolate, hazelnut and hints of cream. A savory, delicious wine. This is made from five different vineyards.

‐ Jacobo Garcia-Andrade

The Wine Advocate 4.30.14 SCORE 90

Selección Malbec 2012

The 2012 Alamos Seleccion Malbec is sourced from San Carlos in the Uco Valley, a cooler quarter where the alcohol is restrained to 13.5% and the freshness is high. It reminds me a bit of the High Note Malbec, a joint venture between the Catena family and their American importers Winebow where they use high altitude vineyards to keep the freshness. This is very dark, with ripe dark fruit, abundant spicy notes, cinnamon and vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied, with a touch of elegant rusticity, with plenty of fine-grained tannins. It develops a violet note with time in glass. Drink 2014-2018.

‐ Luis Gutierrez

Wine Enthusiast 2.1.14 SCORE 90

Selección Malbec 2011

"Seleccion is proving itself to be a consistent modern Malbec (the last four vintages have rated 89 or 90 points). This rendition shows graphite, inky berry notes and savory spice aromas such as cumin and cardamom. It's rich and full bodied, with tobacco, coconut and baked plum and berry flavors. A smooth finish is neither tannic nor overpowering."

‐ Michael Schachner


Awards in 2013

Wine Spectator 12.20.13 SCORE 89

Selección Malbec 2011

Leads off with crushed black cherry and dark raspberry fruit, with cinnamon, licorice and hot stone accents following through on the detailed, fresh finish. Drink now. 18,000 cases imported. (WEB ONLY 2013)

‐ Nathan Wesley

Wine Enthusiast 10.1.13 SCORE 90

Selección Malbec 2010

"This is Alamos's top Malbec, and it is fat and savory on the nose, with rubber, leather, asphalt and cured-meat aromas in addition to showing jammy fruit scents. In the mouth, this is lush and meaty, with blueberry, jerky and campfire flavors. A toasty, stout finish is big and weighty, but overall this fruit bomb is balanced."

‐ Michael Schachner

Tastings.com/BTI 2.25.13 SCORE 89

Selección Malbec 2010

Purple black color. Aromas of chocolate nuts, berry pie, and pickling spices with silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a well-balanced spiced apple and citrus accented finish. Very flavorful and refreshing.

‐ Tasting Panel


Awards in 2012

The Tasting Panel 12.1.12 SCORE 91

Selección Malbec 2010

Ripe and lush with vanilla oak and bright, tangy blueberry, raspberry and cassis; balanced and charming with a vibrant style and lovely, seamless character; a gorgeous wine at a beautiful price.

‐ Anthony Dias Blue

Wine Spectator 11.15.12 SCORE 89

Selección Malbec 2010

Rich and vinous, with ripe blackberry reduction, raspberry and dark plum notes backed by game and underbrush hints. Fine tannins and dark minerality emerges on the broad finish. Drink now. 12,500 cases imported.

‐ Nathan Wesley

The Wine Advocate 10.31.12 SCORE 91

Selección Malbec 2010

The 2010 Alamos Seleccion Malbec is from the San Carlos region in the Uco Valley, undergoing malolactic fermentation in oak barrels and raised for 12 months in French and American oak. It has a very elegant bouquet with maraschino cherries, blueberry, cassis and violets akin to a fragrant Syrah. The palate is full-bodied with grippy tannins, layers of mineral-rich dark berry fruit and a very poised, composed finish that delivers waves of blackberry and balsamic-tinged cherries. This is a very impressive Malbec with “chutzpah.” Drink 2014-2020.

‐ Neal Martin

The Tasting Panel 6.21.12 SCORE 90

Selección Malbec 2009

Silky, smooth and elegant with ripe plum, spice and complex flavors; ripe, fresh and balanced with depth and excellent length; supple and vibrant.

‐ Anthony Dias Blue

International Wine Cellar 3.1.12 SCORE 89

Selección Malbec 2009

Good deep, full ruby. Violet, blackberry and a full load of chocolatey, nutty oak on the nose and palate. Very ripe, chocolatey malbec with a pronounced sweetness suggesting some residual sugar. Finishes chocolatey and broad, with soft tannins. Plenty of fruit here, but some tasters will find it too sweet.

‐ Stephen Tanzer


Awards in 2011

The Tasting Panel 7.1.11 SCORE 91

Selección Malbec 2008

A dazzling wine from Argentina that demonstrates why Malbec has become so popular; smooth, luscious and bursting with dark plum and black raspberry fruit with hints of vanilla oak; juicy, balanced long and an excellent value.

‐ Anthony Dias Blue

Wine & Spirits 2.1.11 SCORE 90

Selección Malbec 2008

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 offlavor that is right at home in a steakhouse, this malbec is one of the better representatives of the style.

‐ Tasting Panel