Ruby magenta color, raspberry blackberry leather smell, rich blackberry raspberry jam with firm tangy acids and a balanced tannin that’s hot at finish, not too wet or dry — 9 days ago
Amazing wine with Italian meal in Dominican Republic — 4 days ago
Lots of lychee! Very different from our usual, rich for a white but deliciously different — 14 days ago
Omg didn’t expect to feel enthused and I am at least enthusing. It’s got that good ripeness but is ohhhh so fresh in an unpretentious way like it is en pointe but it took it til age 16 for madame to approve it for pointe (not projecting real life nahhh) so it says “elegant red and black fruit with undercurrents earth” but ”oh hi I’m so ripe cause like, The sun is hot!”. Ugh I adore this didn’t expect to and I do. Egads. — 6 days ago
At Salt Pine Social in Bath w Ona & Randy — 6 days ago
£12 at sainsburys. bought it because waitrose was shut, and so god that it was because this is heaps better than the catena that i usually buy at waitrose.
it’s a red wine that holds its own in conversations, like a Condoleezza Rice at Russia conferences. — 14 days ago
This 8 year old Argentinian Malbec is drinking very nicely now. Showing black fruits with earth, wood, spices, chocolates, tobacco, cola, graphite and peppercorn.
Big, bold, rich and extracted with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and shows some tannins (1 hour).
Delicious and peaking now, so drink up.
Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels.
I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.
14.9% alcohol by volume.
91 points. — 12 days ago
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! Previous notes apply! Vintage 2016.
We had our holiday celebration today! Being the only wine connoisseur in the household...I picked a familiar wine...since my palate is deliciously compromised from an abundance of seasonings! — 10 days ago
Irresistible aroma of ripe black and blue fruits, dark chocolate, incense, pine nuts, vanilla, light cigar and hint of sweet soy source. The palate was ripe, plush, and elegant, with additional taste of port and spices. Velvety texture and a sweet and slightly bitter finish that lasts long after the final sip. A slightly jammy wine but in an incredible subtle, elegant, and balance way. Wow!
My first Alta Vista bottle, and I’m glad it’s their flagship wine. 75/25 Malbec/Cab, 14 months in new French barrels. — 22 days ago