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Altos las Hormigas Colonia las Liebres Bonarda 2015

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Although originally an Italian grape variety from Piedmont and the Oltrepo-Pavese region, the Bonarda grape has enjoyed much greater success in the rich soils and generous climate of Argentina, where it is one of the main grape varieties grown. The wine is dense, inky, and purple, with a rustic, hearty juiciness, ripe acidity, and warm tannins, perfect for any meal and barbeques.

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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: Argovino
1278402711
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 04/29/2013

Rather restrained as bonarda goes, without the explosion of sweet red fruit or the rustic feel in the mouth of other versions of the varietal. The upside is a subtle taste that’s more red currants than strawberries and a lasting smoothness that makes it easier to pair. If you’re looking for an alternative to pinot noir, worth a try. (AV 86, http://argovino.com/?p=1037)


Snooth User: calywa
9256772,504
0.50 5
Vintage: 2011 04/12/2013

Not to my taste. Very very harsh.


Snooth User: Vicola54
547503114
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 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
86074546
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 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: malbeceamos
86074546
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 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: tdb
855319134
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/20/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: enotheque
458981,165
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 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.


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External Reviews for Altos las Hormigas Colonia las Liebres Bonarda

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Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Ripe and juicy, with lots of plum, sweet toast, cocoa and boysenberry jam notes that are fleshy and delicious through the finish. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Clean, pure and driven with fresh plum fruit and a dash of vanilla. Uncomplicated and tasty. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

The 2007 Bonarda is 100% varietal aged in stainless steel. Purple-colored and very fragrant, it offers up scents of strawberry and raspberry. This is followed by a medium-bodied, lively wine with pleasant acidity and ample ripe fruit. It would be a superb match with a pulled pork sandwich.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Red-ruby. Dusty red cherry, graphite and licorice on the nose. Sweet berry flavors are nicely shaped by bright, harmonious acidity. Nicely restrained wine, with a firmly tannic finish and good cut and persistence.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Juicy and forward, with succulent plum, blackberry, toast and briar flavors. Fleshy and sweet through the finish. Textbook Bonarda. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

Round and fleshy, with tasty dark plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors. Fresh finish makes it easy to drink. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2007 09/27/2011

A Beaujolais Nouveau-style of bonarda, this offers super-fresh cherry and blackberry aromas supported by floral notes and a touch of green spice. Soft and light, this makes an excellent partner for planked salmon.


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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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