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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2001
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2001
(search item no. 73682)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $64.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is an exceptional single-vineyard Malbec varietal. In the glass I see a very deep color, almost black, dense and well defined, with purple overtones. It has aromas of mature fruit in optimal balance with the sweet tannins of the oak, and notes of mint and chocolate. True to itself, again this year Altamira shows its unique "signature". In the mouth I feel a enveloping caress, then a round sensation, a fascinating mixture of fruit confection made lighter by a balsamic note. The finish is extremely long and mineral.
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About Achával-Ferrer :

Founded in 1998, Achaval-Ferrer is a team of friends who dream about great wines. Achaval-Ferrer is also a collection of old vineyards in beautiful places. They are committed to the production of wines that are expressive of their terroir. They are a small winery because this is the key to top quality. Low yields allow the vineyards to express their personality in the grapes. Low intervention winemaking allows the grapes to fully express their vineyard in the bottle. Each of their wines is a different expresson of Malbec: The Mendoza Malbec is about varietal tipicity. Their Quimera blend is about Malbec as the key to complexity and balance. And their Fincas (Single Vineyards) are about how Malbec expresses different soils and microclimates.