'Alluvial soil with depth between 10 and 80 cm, grown at 1,100 metres above sea level.
Rich, full throttle Malbec with a mix of red berries, plum jam, liquorice, dried roses and a smattering of herbs. Smooth thick tannin, a submerged ‘minerality’, pliant and packed with mixed red berries, a little earthiness and coffee on the finish. Feels a touch warm with alcohol, but carries it off pretty well.'
93 points, Gary Walsh
The 2012 Aluvional Altamira is pure Malbec planted at 1,100 meters with big boulders and a high chalk content. It has a great sense of harmony, a little reticent and backward, but offers pure, delineated and intense aromas of crushed violets, blood orange and red berries with a strong earthy feeling running through. The palate is medium-bodied, with ripe, round tannins, a silky texture, good volume and great balance before finishing with a clean, intense floral aftertaste.
94 points, Wine Advocate (April 2014)