Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira 2015
"So concentrated, yet more importantly, so refined and focused on the palate. Has firm yet ever-so-velvety tannins, a vibrant line of acidity and a really dialled-in finish." James Suckling
|Grape Blend||Malbec 100%|
Achaval Ferrer's Altamira 2015 is a single vineyard red and one of the estate's premium labels. It was purchased in its original wooden cases.
Fruit for the Altamira is grown on the prestigious slopes of the Altamira mountain, where low yields from old vines impart concentrated red and black fruit flavours, floral elements, spice and minerality. It is always rich, fresh, opulent, complex and absolutely compelling, and in 2014 the weather leant itself to an even more elegant, refined style.
Achaval Ferrer was established in 1998 by a group of Italian/Argentine friends who wanted to deliver high quality wines that showcased the country's great soils and climate for vine growing, moving away from its reputation for mainly mass-market wines. It has now grown to be one of Argentina's finest wine producers with a brilliant winemaking team, including legendary Tuscan winemaker Roberto Cipresso, and is highly regarded for its limited production wines which are made in the vineyard, not the cellar.
"This shows so much complexity from the beginning with wild strawberries, red plums, lavender, raspberries, crushed stones, oyster shell, citrus and tile. So concentrated, yet more importantly, so refined and focused on the palate. Has firm yet ever-so-velvety tannins, a vibrant line of acidity and a really dialed-in finish." James Suckling
"Some exotic coffee and mocha oak notes complement aromas of blackberry, blueberry, plum and minerals; at once a bit liqueur-like and slightly reduced. Ripe, plush, utterly seamless wine with a restrained sweetness and superb breadth to its dark berry, nutty oak, herb and spice flavors. Finishes very long and youthfully tight, with suave tannins, an element of medicinal reserve, and lively notes of spices and flowers." Stephen Tanzer
"Achaval-Ferrer, under the direction of CEO Santiago Achaval and winemaker Roberto Cipresso, stands at the summit of Argentina wine producers." robertparker.com