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Date Printed: 9/17/2014
Altocedro Reserva Malbec 2004
Altocedro Reserva Malbec 2004
(search item no. 93595)
Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/17/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Decanter rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 85% Malbec, 15% Tempranillo

Aged for 12 months in oak with deeply saturated blue-purple color which attests to the wine's power and concentration. The palate shows flavor of pure ripe berry and plum, with a nuance of sweet tobacco. The tannins are rounded and develop generously into a rich mouth-filling finish.

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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 individual batches by hand using no machinery in the process. The vines range up to 70 years of age, with only 1,600 plants per acre, and strict harvesting of only 1.2 kg of grapes per vine. The extract is done with a gravity flow system developed at the winery over 100 years ago.