Traslapiedra Malbec Paraje Altamira 2018
The nose of the 2018 Malbec is really impressive, with a savory mix of soy sauce, wildflowers and herbs and something flinty/smoky and herbal and floral intense. The palate offers high drinkability, moderate alcohol, freshness and clean and bright flavors, as well as the signature chalkiness. I found more of the Altamira character in these wines this time.
This natural-style Malbec is fermented with native yeast and aged entirely in concrete. It's lively on the nose in reedy wild berry and red currant aromas. The crisp, racy palate is jolting, while flavors of red plum, currant and cranberry lean spicy prior to a tight, focused finish.