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Argentina, La Consulta, Valle de Uco

Altocedro

Altocedro Ano Cero Malbec 2017

Altocedro Ano Cero Malbec 2017 delicious

Tasting Notes

3/18/19
This has a nice interplay between fruity and savory with firmer powdery tannins giving just the right amount of grip on the back end to really keep everything in focus. The nose has notes dark cherry, plum and cassis with a light floral element that comes forth with aeration. Medium fuller bodied the dark cherry and plum flavors are vibrant and juicy, begging you to come back for another sip, while the tannins are firm enough to help bring this to a long and dry finish. This is just about everything you could want from an Argentine Malbec; it has good structure, a core of beautiful fruit and a dry finish. A tremendous value, this should drink impressively over the next 2-3 years.

Food Accompaniments

Assorted grilled meats


Awards, Reviews and other Notes

91 pts Wine Enthusiast November 2018
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.
91 pts Wine Advocate Issue #237 June 2018
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. It was bottled in January 2018. 60,000 bottles produced




Chemical Analysis

6 Bottle price

Price

SKU

Varietal

13.9% alcohol by volume

$14.39

$15.99

14840

Malbec


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