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Altos las Hormigas Malbec 2018

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Altos las Hormigas Malbec 2018
$11.99
$9.59

SKU 01467

750ml

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The 2018 vintage - marked by the always present sun of Mendoza - shows in the concentrated and lively color of this wine: a bright violet red. On the nose, the variety fully unfolds, with its characteristic notes of fresh red plums, but also displaying aromas of strawberries and a subtle note of peppermint. The palate presents great intensity, character and a silky texture, highlighted by juicy red fruit flavors with an interesting note of pepper. This is a pleasure wine that lingers in the mouth. A classic Mendoza Malbec from an exceptional quality vintage, ideal to pair with various dishes, from red meats to pasta or grilled vegetables.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Altos las Hormigas
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
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Wine AdvocateThe unoaked 2018 Malbec Clásico 2018 comes from a very good year, after 2013 and 2014, which were very difficult years, and 2015 and 2016 that saw lots of rain. According to winemaker Leo Erazo, it's the most complex wine to make because of the many different sources of grapes, growers and the volume they make. But they planted 22 hectares in 2012, so they use more of their own grapes; the wine now has some 30% of grapes from Valle de Uco, which is always a cooler region that is noticed in the wine, which is very balanced, harmonious and easy to drink. It has a dusty note and fine tannins; it's elegant and especially very drinkable.

Luis Gutierrez, October 31, 2019
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VinousBright ruby-red. Clean, pure scents of blackberry and blueberry, with no oak impingements. Juicy and fine-grained, offering lovely lift and shape to its black fruit and floral flavors. An herbal touch adds interest. Finishes with well-integrated tannins and good energy and length. This attractive Malbec boasts very good flavor intensity for its modest price.

Stephen Tanzer, September 2019