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Altos las Hormigas Malbec 2008

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Tasting Notes : Very Good/Delicious. Best of tasting and best value (tie). Serious pepper and spice, with some crispness and plenty of blackberries and plums. Quite dry, yet bursting with fruit. Always been a superb value and the 2007 Malbec is no exception. It exhibits a smoky, spicy, black cherry bouquet. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine with surprising depth and savory fruit for its modest price. Forward and easygoing it will provide much pleasure over the next several years.

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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: Lucha Vino
249612122,908
3.00 5
12/08/2009

Deep red/purple color with hints of black cherries and earthiness on the nose. Medium body with a good finish and flavors of sour cherries and plum.


Snooth User: Kered
15673510
0.00 5
11/11/2009

Very drinkable - it went very well with pasta


External Reviews for Altos las Hormigas Malbec

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec 2008 is a happening wine. Luscious nose of sweet red and dark fruits. A bit of smoke as well perhaps. Nicely balanced wine with solid acids and modest tannins. Good dark red fruit, a bit of structure but fairly smooth at this point. Not sure what this will develop in the way of secondary characteristics - it's not particularly complex at this point. Probably better to drink now than later.



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Tasting Notes : Very Good/Delicious. Best of tasting and best value (tie). Serious pepper and spice, with some crispness and plenty of blackberries and plums. Quite dry, yet bursting with fruit. Always been a superb value and the 2007 Malbec is no exception. It exhibits a smoky, spicy, black cherry bouquet. This leads to a medium to full-bodied wine with surprising depth and savory fruit for its modest price. Forward and easygoing it will provide much pleasure over the next several years.

Dietary Information: All-Natural


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