Robert Parker 99
There is a reductive character in the 2018 Finca Piedra Infinita that I also found in the Finca Piedra Infinita Gravascal. There is also a big connection with the 2016, more than with the 2017. There is tension and crunchiness here, and the finish is very mineral, dry and chalky but coupled with deep flavors. The wine feels very young and with huge potential to develop in bottle. The symmetry of the cooler vintages in this bottling is here: there’s precision, detail and nuance. There’s purity and restraint and great harmony. There is energy and light, power and balance. This is as good as it gets. 5,500 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2035
From: Enduring Precision: The Latest Cellar-Worthy Wines from Argentina (Nov 2021) The 2018 Malbec Finca Piedra Infinita from Paraje Altamira, Uco Valley was made with grapes from parcels extremely rich in calcium carbonate and aged in concrete. A vivid purple in the glass, the nose is defined by herbs and fresh fruit such as sour cherry and plum with hints of blue and blackberry. The palate is constricted by a chalky texture that deepens the profile. The juicy freshness keeps things sprightly, enhancing the bony structure. The aftertaste includes a generous helping of that chalk.
Anticipated maturity: 2021-2035