Favourite wine of 2015: Decanter staff and columnists

Favourite wine of 2015: Decanter staff and columnistsTo celebrate 40 years of Decanter, 40 of our staff and contributors have chosen their favourite wine of 2015. Here our staff and columnists give their pick. From left to right: John Stimpfig, Sarah Kemp, Tina Gellie, Christelle Guibert, Amy WislockiJohn Stimpfig
Decanter’s make pleased director and has 20 years’ experience prose about wine.
Achaval Ferrer, Finca Altamira, Malbec, La Consulta, Mendoza, Argentina 2008
Achaval Ferrer’s sumptuously elegant Malbecs are always like at first sip. But the one that completely blows me away is this 2008 Finca Altamira, first tasted at the winery in Mendoza. It has a gloriously intense, thrillingly hedonistic nose. Ditto the vibrant, fruit-soaked palate – reckon violets, graphite, ink, damsons and just-picked raspberries cosseted in cashmere tannins. And yet so savoury, long, balanced, complex and sophisticated. For me, this really has the ‘phwoar factor’ of pure spellbinding pleasure.
Drink 2015-2025
Alc 14.5%
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