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Aluvional Paraje Altamira, Familia Zuccardi 2018

Tasting Notes

I loved the 2018 Aluvional Paraje Altamira at first sight. There's a bit more of everything, more aromatic complexity, more flavor and definitely a lot more minerality in the texture and more finesse. They have removed the fat in the Aluvional range; the wines reflect the soils, and in vintages like 2018, there is a jump in precision and expression. There is texture, salinity, austerity and a long-lasting finish, something not easy to achieve with Malbec. Some 70% of the volume matured in concrete and the rest in used 500-liter oak barrels. This is superb. 9,700 bottles were filled in 2019. It should develop nicely and for a long time in bottle.

Luis Gutierrez, RobertParker.com, March 2021
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