Michel Torino ‘Altimus MMX’ 2010

Malbec from Argentina
Review Date : 12-Feb-2014
Cafayate Valley fruit, 54% Malbec, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 10% Tannat, from vines up to 50 y.o, fermented to 14.0% alc., the wine aged 18 months in French oak. Full, deep, saturated black-purple red colour. This has a very firm and tightly concentrated nose of ripe dark berry and plum fruit entwined with cassis and blackcurrant leaf, earth and toasty oak layers. Savoury olive, mineral and pencil-shaving complexities unfold in the glass. Medium-full bodied, rich, ripe blackcurrant and plum flavours are spiced with cedary, toasty oak, forming a concentrated and elegantly proportioned palate. The wine follows a very fine line with refined tannin extraction and there is good acid poise. The mouthfeel is dry and flows with finesse and drive to a sustained finish with blackcurrant, and oak flavours. This is a classy Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon based wine with considerable new oak spicing. Serve at fine dinners with roast lamb or with aged cheddar over the next 7-9+ years. 18.5/20 Feb 2014 RRP $39.99

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