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Altos las Hormigas Bonarda Colonia las Liebres 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

88 points Stephen Tanzer (International Wine Cellar): Medium ruby. Pure aromas of black cherry, licorice and mint. Juicy and bright, with pungent, well-integrated acidity framing the fairly intense black fruit fla vors. Finishes with light tannins and good length. In texture and weight-and lack of oak influence-this reminded me of a cross between dolcetto and barbera. And not a bit rustic for bonarda. (Jan/Feb 2010)

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Altos las Hormigas:
The property is situated in the township of Lujan de Cuyo, on a gentle slope at about 800 meters above sea level, facing the Andes range in the East, protected westward by a minor geological fold. The estate's total area is 206 hectares, 45 of which planted. The only varietal planted is Malbec, clones are obtained from careful field selection. The vineyards have a density of over 4,000 p... Read more
The property is situated in the township of Lujan de Cuyo, on a gentle slope at about 800 meters above sea level, facing the Andes range in the East, protected westward by a minor geological fold. The estate's total area is 206 hectares, 45 of which planted. The only varietal planted is Malbec, clones are obtained from careful field selection. The vineyards have a density of over 4,000 plants per hectare, and were planted between 1996 and 1999, free of root stock and raised with the guyot method. At the heart of the property stands the 2,000 square meter cellar with its capacity for 16,000 hectolitres plus approximately 900 hectolitre capacity in small oak. Completed in 2001, the cellar was designed to have minimal impact on the territory, respecting the local traditional architecture. Inside, however, it is designed to achieve the very best technical conditions, such as temperature control, hygienic impeccability and a streamlined functionality with respect to all wine making processes. Indeed, sobriety and functionality have been our guidelines in every respect. Read less

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Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
4.00 5
07/14/2010

The best argentine Bonarda out there. The Altos guys understand the variety and turn out a nuanced example that brings out all of bonarda's hidden potential for finesse. Concentrated flavors of raspberry, plum, rocky minerality and a sophisticated sense of balance for the price point.


Snooth User: Manoavino
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4.00 5
06/11/2010

I have been drinking this wine for a few years now and am delighted with every vintage. The 2008 is great. I love the dark purple color and robust juicy flavor. It's got black & red cherries and plums along with some vanilla and a little toast. It is a perfect summer wine for burgers, ribs or grilled steak. And you can't beat the price.


Snooth User: kevin230
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3.50 5
09/30/2010

Great for the price. Strong, interesting flavor that is fruity but not sweet. You can definitely taste the alcohol, which is pleasant. Clean finish.


Snooth User: seanhvw
15868561
3.00 5
01/22/2011

Three glasses



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<p>A nice red with hints of anise from Argentina. Dark berry fruits and plums can be noticed on the nose and the expansive finish makes this wine a wonderful choice on any dinner table.&nbsp;</p>


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