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2016 Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira

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April 2, 2023 - $61



97James Suckling

Superbly fragrant and floral with ethereal red flowers and red plums, as well as cherries and an alluring, spicy edge. The palate has a very composed, coolly refined and plush feel with succulent red plums, cherries and spicy, earthy notes cast on long, fine, lacy and very plush tannins.

94+ Stephen Tanzer

...aromas of red and black fruits, salty minerality, spices and herbs. Suave, fine-grained and wonderfully detailed, with its savory flavors of black raspberry, mocha and spices showing terrific peppery lift. A distinctly mineral, saline Malbec with a serious whiplash of flavor on the smoothly tannic back end.

93Wine Spectator

Shows sinewy power behind the deep, rich flavors of dark fruit and spice, featuring plenty of grip. Seductive loamy notes emerge midpalate, offering a long finish that is powered by chocolate nib and slate accents.

16.5+ Jancis Robinson

Malbec. Dense and dark nose...core of sweetness and finely tuned tannins. Well balanced...


Argentina, Mendoza (Cuyo)

Mendoza on the western edge of Argentina is the nation’s largest and most important wine producing region. With about a billion acres under vine, the region of Mendoza alone has nearly half as many vineyards acres as all of the United States. Located on the edge of the Andes, vineyards here are high, usually 2,000 to 3,600 feet above sea level, yet they enjoy a relatively temperate climate and four distinct seasons. The soil is sandy and alluvial with clay underneath and moderate rainfall encourages growth. Historically Argentina, and Mendoza, grew pink skin grapes for slightly sweet pink or white wines. Those grapes are still grown for bulk jug wine. Since the late 1980s, however, Malbec has been Mendoza’s most important grape, since it makes a rich, dark, robust, age-worth red. The second most important red grape is Bonarda, which is thought to be the same grape that California growers know as Charbono. Italian and Spanish red grapes including Sangiovese, Barbera and Tempranillo were brought by immigrants, and they are grown today. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Torrontés and numerous other red and white grapes are also grown successfully.