The 2011 Altvs is packed with candy-like aromas that make it instantly appealing and memorable. Aromas of French raspberry hard candy meld beautifully with the burnt sugar and toasted almond smells of toffee. Just underneath lies an intriguing resinous note of fresh rosemary – a nod to the cool vintage. The mouth is lusciously rich and soft.
90 POINTS – Elegant and firmly structured, this is a clean 2011 that feels supple and lifted. There’s a harmonious integration of the fruit and tannins, carrying scents of cedar and black olive through a tightly knit finish. There’s also some grit and detail to the tannins, which will contribute to the wine’s interaction with filet mignon.
Wine & Spirits, October 2015