Vinous 93 points - (from 80-year-old vines): Bright ruby. Aromas of blackberry, espresso, bitter chocolate, minerals and sassafras. Penetrating, linear and youthfully imploded, with raspberry and bitter cherry fruit flavors given clarity by firm spicy acidity and a pronounced mineral component. This has an almost pinot-like primary quality and superb inner-mouth tension, and will require serious patience.
93+ Points (Mar 2013)
Wine Advocate 93 points - Finca Altamira comes from 10 acres of old vines in La Consulta, with some that are 80 years old that is aged in 90% French and 10% American oak.The 2010 Finca Altamira is raised entirely in new French oak. It has a lifted bouquet with blackberry, graphite, a touch of soy and crushed stone. The palate is medium-bodied with supple, fine tannins and great balance. There is a wonderful purity to this wine, with touches of spice and cooked meat towards the finish. Excellent. Drink 2016-2030. (Oct 2012)
Wine Spectator 96 points - This muscular red features dark layers of blackberry, cassis and plum skin notes backed by juicy acidity. Fine-tuned, with a creamy edge and a long aftertaste of wildflowers, baking spice and mineral notes. Decant or cellar in the short-term. Drink now through 2020. From Argentina.—N.W. (Aug 22 2012)