Altamira De Los Andes Reserve Malbec 2009, Uco Valley, Mendoza

Malbec Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

$22.75 (308338)

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91 pts
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March 02, 2013

Critic Reviews (1)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is made entirely from grapes grown in La Consulta and Vista Flores, two sub-regions of higher altitude in the...

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Community Reviews (4)

Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Very nice!!!!!! Tasted April 2013.

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Jason Chenier
Jason Chenier

Outstanding. Tasted May 2013.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

This wine opened up with a very expressive bouquet of blueberry/blackberry fruit, violet, vanilla, tobacco and slightly meaty notes. On the mouthfeel, full bodied, off-dry, rich concentration of fruit, lively acidity and firm tannins. The finish is very long, fruit focussed with a masculine texture. The high alcohol is surprisingly well integrated; this is a big wine in every sense of the word, big flavours, textured and concentration. This Malbec really needs additional cellar time to fully appreciate the quality of wine that it could be; all those big flavours and tannins needs time to integrate. I would say 2-3 more years will do the job, strongly recommended, score 90 points.

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David Brodati
David Brodati

Opaque and inky, this a full and bold Argentinian Malbec (what's new) from the Uco Valley. Its 18 month sojourn in a combo of new and one time used French oak comes through on the nose and palate with spice box, chocolate and vanilla notes. This is a sweet and savoury wine with dark fruit, some green characteristics, charred meat, salinity and teryaki flavours. Good acidity and tannins with traction, so decant or cellar another 1-2 years yet. Very good length but hot. Oct. 2014.

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