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La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Mendoza

"Altocedro represents real artisanal winemaking, a boutique operation with some serious talent behind the wheel." -Wine Spectator

The winery and vineyards of Altocedro are located in the premier region of La Consulta, Valle de Uco, Mendoza. Winemaker and owner Karim Mussi Saffie uses sustainable growing practices to produce limited amounts of terroir-driven wines. The vines range up to 100 years of age. All harvesting, sorting, and crushing are done in individual batches by hand. Fermentation occurs either in small cement tanks or in barrels, and the extract is done with a gravity flow system developed at the winery over 100 years ago. Altocedro has become synonymous with outstanding La Consulta wine.

Altocedro Año Cero Malbec
91 points ('17), Wine Advocate:
“Fermented with indigenous yeasts in concrete vats… some floral aromas… very good varietal characteristics… great freshness… the palate is juicy, fresh and tasty… delicious.”
92 points ('17), Decanter; 90 points ('18), Wine & Spirits.
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Altocedro Año Cero Tempranillo
90+ points ('17), Wine Advocate.
90 points ('13), James Suckling:
“This wine shows how tempranillo can excel in Mendoza if done properly. Medium to full body with bright acidity and fruity finish.”
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Altocedro Año Cero Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points ('18), James Suckling;
91 points ('18), Wine Spectator:
“Rich, ripe and filled with luscious dark fruit and spice flavors, including kirsch, plum and cherry, turning creamy midpalate. Medium-grained tannins show on the finish, which is filled with dark chocolate and mocha hints. ”
89 points ('15), Wine Enthusiast & Wine Spectator.
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Altocedro La Consulta Select
92 points ('17), Wine & Spirits;
91 points ('16), Wine Advocate;
92 points ('15), James Suckling;
90 points ('12), Stephen Tanzer:
"(a blend of malbec, cabernet, tempranillo and syrah): Full medium ruby. Extremely ripe aromas of cassis, blackberry, dark chocolate and graphite. Fat, plush, silky and sweet, with thick blackberry and chocolatey oak flavors given shape by just enough acidity. This lush blend delivers and impressive wave of fruit and finishes with palate-saturating length."
90 points ('14), Wine Advocate;
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Altocedro Malbec Reserva
93 points & Editors' Choice ('15), Wine Enthusiast;
91 points ('13), Wine Spectator:
“Big and rich-tasting, with concentrated flavors of dark plum, dried blackberry and dark currant, flanked by luscious Asian spice notes. Very creamy as well, offering a plush, open-textured finish of dark chocolate and mocha.”
93 points ('12), James Suckling; 92 points ('12), Wine Enthusiast;
90 points ('14), Decanter & Wine Enthusiast;
The '06 Ranked #66 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2008!
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Altocedro Malbec Gran Reserva
93 points ('16), Wine Advocate;
100 points and Wine of the Year ('09), Wilfred Wong;
94 points ('08), Wine Advocate; 93 points ('07), Wine Spectator:
"Very dark, but juicy and driven, with a mouthwatering streak of briar and anise that pushes the muscular core of raspberry, fig ad boysenberry fruit. Graphite and black tea notes flash in the background. The finish is long and structured."
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