Altocedro's winamker strived for this terroir driven Malbec to be fresh, fruit-forward, and easy-to-drink.
Altocedro means “tall cedar,” and represents both winemaker and owner Karim Mussi Saffie's Lebanese-Argentine heritage, and a cedar tree which towers over the winery.
D92 Decanter : Energetic blueberry and blackberry aromas, with abundant spice, red cherry blossom and a lovely purity. Fine textured and elegant.
RP91 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate : Produced with grapes from vineyards in different subzones of La Consulta in the Valle de Uco, the 2017 Año Cero Malbec fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats, and one-third of the volume matured in French oak barrels for ten months. It mixes four different wines, fermented and kept separate until after malolactic, so there is a palette of wines to play with and handle the different years, which also adds complexity. It has very good freshness and notes of beef blood and iron, not too showy, more subtle and reticent, slowly developing some floral aromas. Like the other wines in this range, it shows very good varietal characteristics, and in the unusual 2016 vintage, it shows great freshness and almost no oak impact. The palate is juicy, fresh and tasty, with almost unnoticeable tannins. Delicious.
WE91 Wine Enthusiast : Clear-cut black cherry and cassis aromas are tight and not overtly oaky. A tight, drawing palate is dry as a bone for Malbec, and nicely focused. Savory berry and plum flavors are lightly peppery prior to an intense finish, with gripping tannins and minerality.
JS90 James Suckling : A dark and dramatic malbec. Some chocolate as well as a ton of mulberry and plum fruit. A big, very ripe wine that has a lot to offer, but might be too much for some.
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