Altocedro Reserva Malbec 2006

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$30.00 $24.99
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Item No. 95815
  • red wine
  • WN94
  • WS92
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Winemaker's Notes

The Reserve bottling is a serious step up. It is fermented in vat, but then moved to barrel for 12 to 15 months of aging. The 2006 version is intense, juicy and pure, with a licorice, floral and mineral-filled finish. The wine shows clearly outstanding potential.

Critical Acclaim

"Dense purple-black hue. Heady bouquet of plum and vanilla along with pretty chocolate and cherry fragrances. Smooth, clean entry of fine-combed, oak-laced tannins that showcase chocolate-covered cherry and a perfect acid backing. Lingering finish chock full of focused black and cherry fruit with an alluring ribbon of sweetness. (85% malbec and 15% tempranillo harvested from vineyards more than 65 years old.) "
94 Points

"Rich and dark, but pure, with nice drive to the beam of raspberry, plum sauce and macerated black currant fruit. Creamy tannins and a long, well-integrated finish just sail through, with fine buried minerality. Drink now through 2014."
92 Points

Learn About Altocedro

The winery of Altocedro is located in the growing region of La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Mendoza. This is one of the premier Argentine growing zones. Limited production with sustainable growing practices make the Altocedro wines a cult-type wine in Argentina. Winemaker Karim Mussi Saffie focuses on producing terroir-driven wines. All harvesting, sorting, and crushing are done in...

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Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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