Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2011
Achaval Ferrer is renowned for creating world class Malbec and still hold the record for the highest ever rated wine from South America. Calm and quiet blend together with the intensity of Tunuyan heights. This is Achaval Ferrer’s most balanced wine: the massive bouquet is an assortment of notes ranging from red and black fruits to flowers, spices and minerals. It is rich, fresh and sumptuous, complex and fascinating. Altamira will always show something new to enlighten us!
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – The 2011 Malbec Finca Altamira is a subzone from La Consulta in the Uco Valley, which is located at 1,050 meters above sea level on the east bank of the Tunuyan River. The soils have big boulders and volcanic ashes, and there is an important component of calcium carbonate. This is the first old vineyard they found, and it produces a very dark-colored, bright, wine with a subtle nose, mixing flowers (violets) and red, blue and black fruit, with hints of spices and a velvety feeling. The palate is medium-bodied, silky, with an impressive acid spine and completely ripe and round tannins. The velvety feeling is also confirmed in the texture, which displays a long tactile sensation mixing electricity, minerality and very good acidity. A superb wine! Drink 2014-2025.
In a mixed or straight case: $302.09