450 six packs were produced from the 7.5 hectare Finca La Escuela vineyard. This displays engaging fruit purity and refinement. The nose, although very restrained, offers up a floral lift reminding of violets, with a light touch of spice underneath the dark raspberry fruit tones. Medium bodied and supple textured, the fruit is quite precise and vibrant, showcasing fresh dark red berry fruit flavors, the oak almost imperceptible and perfectly integrated into the fruit, with ultra fine tannins leading to a very clean, lingering finish. This is more about restraint and subtly than power and in that light it makes a powerful statement in terms of what we see from most Malbec on the market from Mendoza. Classy stuff, give this a couple of more years to let it hit its sweet spot.
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94 pts Wine Advocate Issue #220 Aug 2015
The 2012 Malbec Finca La Escuela is one of five Malbecs from the Finca La Escuela vineyard within the newly-delimited Paraje Altamira appellation. The other four are limited cuvées from different soils (one barrel of each, so an academical/educational wine of 300 bottles). The vineyard was planted in 1996 by Alejandro Sejanovich with three different Malbec massale selections from old vineyards. The nose is incredibly fresh and subtle with perfect ripeness and unnoticeable oak that is perfectly folded into the fruit and showing in the shape of faint spices. The palate is medium-bodied, but feels light, with great freshness and refined tannins that have a subtle, harmonious minerality and a supple, almost salty finish. This is a superb expression of Altamira, precise and clean. 2,700 bottles produced.