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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
92 points ('15), James Suckling:
“A juicy and rich wine with lots of dried fruit and meat. Full body, round tannins and a savory finish. Delicious to drink now but has the stuffing to age.”
90 points ('12), Decanter;
90 points ('11), Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar;
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Altocedro Año Cero Tempranillo
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.”
90 points ('10), Wine Advocate.
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Altocedro Año Cero Cabernet Sauvignon
90 points ('14), Wine Spectator:
“Fleshy, with grip to the brooding flavors of dried blackberry, dark currant and olive. Savory midpalate, showing notes of baker's chocolate and Asian spice on the finish.”
89 points ('15), Wine Enthusiast & Wine Spectator.
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Altocedro La Consulta Select
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
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 & James Suckling & Wine Enthusiast;
The '06 Ranked #66 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2008!
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Altocedro Malbec Gran Reserva
91 points ('12), Wine Enthusiast;
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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