The bottling of the 2016 Amorío was a little earlier, so I also got to taste it. In this case, the wine comes from the same two vineyards in Paraje Altamira as the 2015. For the élevage, part of the wine spent 14 months in barriques and part spent 16 months in oak vats. It still shows the imprint from the élevage, and while it might be a bit early to pull the cork, the wine feels quite complete and with more depth. It has fine-grained tannins and a good finish. It was bottled in December 2017. 26,400 bottles produced.
92 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 237 - Jun 2018)
A round, soft-textured red with plum and floral aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, creamy and juicy. I like the caressing texture. Drink or hold.
92 points, James Suckling (Apr 2020)
A Malbec from Paraje Altamira that spent 14 months in 70/30 French and American oak, respectively. The floral nose offers up violets over dark fruit and intense notes of country herbs. The primary flavors come out with the sugar as part of a loose, juicy and very fluid palate. Ends with a lengthy, refreshing aftertaste.
91 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Oct 2020)