Achaval-Ferrer Finca Altamira Malbec 2006

Malbec from Argentina, South America

Item No. 96590
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • boutique wine
  • WS96
  • RP96
  • W&S93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS95
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Winemaker's Notes

From now on, we decided not to publish tasting notes on our wines. We feel the wine experience is individual and subjective, and it should be our customers writing tasting notes, not us.

Critical Acclaim

"Piercing aromas of violet, iron and blueberry fruit are followed by a massively rich, yet amazingly pure and precise palate of boysenberry and blackberry flavors. The riveting finish is loaded with minerality and dark, velvety fruit. This is still young, with loads in reserve. Malbec. Best from 2009 through 2018. 755 cases made."
96 Points

"The 2006 Finca Altamira is deep crimson-colored with a complex aromatic array of wood smoke, spice box, mineral, espresso, black cherry, and black raspberry. Structured, opulent, and long, it will develop in the cellar for another 3-5 years and provide prime drinking from 2012 to 2021."
96 Points

"This old-vine Malbec grows on alluvial soils in the La Consulta zone of the Uco Valley. Its ripe aromas have tremendous depth while holding elegance as well. Bright and fresh, the red fruit flavors are dense, yet the firm texture carries all that intensity with grace. Ready to serve with game, this will continue to gain complexity with another five or six years in the bottle."
93 Points

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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. ...

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