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2005 Achaval Ferrer Malbec Finca Altamira (750ml) [Printable View]
Producer: Achaval Ferrer achaval-ferrer.com   details
Appellation: Mendoza - Argentina
Type: red
Varietal: Malbec
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Outstanding
Est. Price: US$111.00
 
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Tasting Notes:
rated: December 1, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
95 points "The glories of Achaval-Ferrer are the limited production single-vineyard Malbecs. The 2005 Finca Altamira is more primordial and backward than the 2004. Very primary at the moment, with another decade in the bottle it will surely blossom and reveal far more complexity. At that time, my present score will look conservative. Although Achaval-Ferrer’s wines have virtually no track record, I am confident that they will evolve in the manner of a First Growth Bordeaux. Founded only in 1998, Achaval-Ferrer is already established as one of Argentina’s benchmark wineries. They specialize in single vineyard Malbecs from prime Mendoza sites. Finca Altamira is located in La Consulta in the Uco Valley, 60 miles to the south of Mendoza at 3400 feet elevation and contains 10 acres of densely planted old-vine Malbec.The winery uses predominantly French oak and bottles without fining or filtration. The winemaker is Roberto Cipresso. "
rated: December 27, 2007 , Wine Spectator winespectator.com
94 points "Starts with a gorgeous nose of crushed plum and bluebell aromas before following up with a very concentrated but deftly balanced palate of plum sauce, spice, blueberry, boysenberry and sweet black licorice, all held together by a vibrant, minerally spine. The finish is superlong and supersilky. Drink now through 2015. "
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