Sunday, July 13, 2014

Achaval Ferrer Finca Altamira Mendoza 2008

Date of Tasting: 31 May 2014
Wine Type: Red
Grape Varieties: 100% Malbec
Alcohol: 13.5%
Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Appellation: La Consulta
Expect to Pay: ~ THB3,000
Chubby Score: 95/100
Value for money: 8/10
Professional Rating: WA - 97/100, WS - 94/100, WE - 90/100, ST - 93/10, CT - 93/100

Appearance: bright and deep purplish ruby
Aroma: cassis, dark berries, exotic spices
Palate: big and broad with sublime smoothness. long and lush with violet fruit forward and graphite note. excellent balance with fine acidity. subtle aftertaste.

Excellent bottle of single vineyard at the altitude of 3,400 feet and low yield (12 hectoliters/hectare) by Achaval Ferrer. This is a kind of power and opulent that combines with elegance as well. So rich on the flavour and so smooth on the texture. It showed fabulously throughout the 2 hours period of drinking. It gives so much pleasure right now and should be impressive for a decade to go. Looking forward to revisit in a few years.

Score Explanation
95+ = classic and extraordinary
90+ = outstanding in its class
85+ = recommended wine with some degree of enjoyment
80+ = drinkable occasionally

WA = Wine Advocate
AG = Antonio Galloni
WS = Wine Spectator
WE = Wine Enthusiast
JR = Jancis Robinson
DC = Decanter
JS = James Suckling
BH = Burghound
FS = Falstaff Magazine
ST = Stephen Tanzer
CT = Cellar Tracker Average Score

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