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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2008
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2008
(search item no. 106396)
boutique wine
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $95.00

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
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
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

All our wines are bottled without fining or filtering. There is additional risk in this, but we prefer not to stripe the wine of subtle flavors and aromas. The formation of deposits in the bottle will be noticeable after some cellaring time. This is no way affects quality. We strongly recommend decanting this wine at least an hour before drinking.
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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.