Medium dark ruby, blackberries and black plums, violets, currants and a hint of leather on the nose. Silky on the palate, fresh acidity, and refined tannins. marked layers of coffee with a long, expressive and floral finish.
97 Points Wine Advocate - Compared with the 2012, the 2013 Malbec Finca Altamira feels so high-pitched and loaded with aromas of distilled violets and lilies intermixed with licorice, raspberries, wild strawberries and some chalky minerality with no oak at all. The palate combines juiciness with the electricity of the sharp acidity, ultra-refined tannins and a minerality that sticks to your teeth. This is incredibly supple, mineral, almost salty and amplified by the acidic fruit character. As with many of the Achával-Ferrer wines, this is the best Altamira I've tasted. Super! Some 10,000 bottles produced of this superb, showy Malbec from chalky soils.
94 Points Wine Enthusiast - Achaval-Ferrer's wines are unique across the board. This one from La Consulta in the Uco Valley shows boysenberry aromas with an herbal cut and a note of leather. The palate is at once juicy and smooth—flavors of desert brush, herbs, blueberry, savory plum and mixed spices finish with energy and subtlety. Drink through 2023.
93 Points James Suckling - Beautiful aromas of blackberries, licorice and stones. Full body, fine tannins and a tight, focused finish. Tangy and energetic wine. Drink or hold.
92 Points Wine Spectator - A powerful, savory and expressive red, with firm flavors of dried berry, cedar and mocha, supported by fresh acidity. Beefy notes show on the finish, featuring medium-grained tannins.