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Altos las Hormigas Malbec 2004

Member Review by Steven Isaac:

The Reserve is a bit better on this effort from Argetina. I recommened letting it decant for a good half hour to one hour before drinking. Everyone's palate is bit different... depending on your genetics.... but the nose and taste really expands amongst those I've shared this wine with! Leather, pepper and dark friuts. It's damn yummy. The finish is excellent and lingers, like cigar smoke in a brandy hall.. and you can savor it for a while. Again, the reserve expands on the flavor quite well... I think most people looking for a Malbec will enjoy this! Cheers!

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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: Steven Isaac
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4.50 5
09/02/2009

The Reserve is a bit better on this effort from Argetina. I recommened letting it decant for a good half hour to one hour before drinking. Everyone's palate is bit different... depending on your genetics.... but the nose and taste really expands amongst those I've shared this wine with! Leather, pepper and dark friuts. It's damn yummy. The finish is excellent and lingers, like cigar smoke in a brandy hall.. and you can savor it for a while. Again, the reserve expands on the flavor quite well... I think most people looking for a Malbec will enjoy this! Cheers!


Snooth User: mywinetutor
12590027
0.50 5
06/28/2009

I've been a fan of Altos Malbec due to its consistency and value but the 2004 has developed a strange and strong musty-sulfur aroma. It can't be from natural cork because they use a synthetic closure. I opened two bottles and both were equally "chemical" in smell. Flavor was also affected.

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  • Snooth User: enno
    22658917
    3.50 5
    08/01/2009

    Three and a half glasses




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