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2009 Michel Torino Altimus Cafayate Valley Salta
Producer: Michel Torino
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Red Blend
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , March/April 2013
(68% malbec, 25% cabernet sauvignon and 7% tannat, mostly from 40-to-50-year-old vines; aged for 18 months in new French oak): Bright saturated ruby. Precise aromas of black cherry, pepper, violet, licorice and herbs, with a note of milk chocolate emerging with air; showing its cabernet side today. Juicy, spicy and fresh but creamy too, offering a lovely balance of dark fruits, spices and herbs; a saline element contributes to the wine's complexity. Finishes with serious tongue-dusting tannins, hints of herbs and licorice and very good lift.