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Altos las Hormigas Bonarda Colonia las Liebres 2009

Member Review by Vicola54:

Really enjoyed this wine! Big wine - liquorice, roasts, and a hint of coffee, with fruitiness at the end and nice tannins. Perfect with the rib-eye and spinach salad we had for dinner. 2009 Bonarda Receives 87 pts from Wine Spectator: "Soft, ripe and friendly, with tasty plum and blackberry fruit melded with sweet, dark toast. Drink now." - JM About the Bonarda grape, Food & Wine had the following to say (and then recommended this particular wine as one to try): "While Malbec is Argentina's most famous grape, Bonarda (a variety originally brought over from Italy) is the country's second most widely planted. Bonardas resemble Pinot Noirs in structure, with very mellow tannins and even more robust fruitiness."

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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: Vicola54
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3.50 5
06/12/2011

Really enjoyed this wine! Big wine - liquorice, roasts, and a hint of coffee, with fruitiness at the end and nice tannins. Perfect with the rib-eye and spinach salad we had for dinner. 2009 Bonarda Receives 87 pts from Wine Spectator: "Soft, ripe and friendly, with tasty plum and blackberry fruit melded with sweet, dark toast. Drink now." - JM About the Bonarda grape, Food & Wine had the following to say (and then recommended this particular wine as one to try): "While Malbec is Argentina's most famous grape, Bonarda (a variety originally brought over from Italy) is the country's second most widely planted. Bonardas resemble Pinot Noirs in structure, with very mellow tannins and even more robust fruitiness."


Snooth User: malbeceamos
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4.00 5
06/13/2011

Check out my full review at: http://malbeceamos.com/2011/06/13/2009-colonia-las-liebras-bonarda/ This wine had a deep violet color in the glass. On the nose, I smelled alcohol fumes and dark berrys. This is a fruit-forward wine with flavors of cherry and plum, transitioning into an interesting mid palate of dark chocolate. Tannins are bright but not overwhelming. The finish was short and smooth.

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Snooth User: malbeceamos
86074546
4.00 5
07/13/2011

More photos and tasting notes for the 2009 Colonias las Liebres Bonarda here! http://malbeceamos.com/2011/06/13/2009-colonia-las-liebras-bonarda/


Snooth User: tdb
855319134
3.50 5
06/20/2011

Three and a half glasses



Dietary Information: All-Natural


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