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Altos las Hormigas Malbec 2017

Member Review by dynowine:

Tested on a well-decanted bottle (more than 2 hrs). Concentrated nose of floral, fruit with hints of tar and licorice. Chewy neither sweet nor sour ripe intense black fruit (cassis, black cherry, black currant). Finishes of same element fading away. Good QPR. Body medium plus, acid medium minus, tannin medium minus. Dry.

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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: dynowine
3956231,323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/04/2010

Tested on a well-decanted bottle (more than 2 hrs). Concentrated nose of floral, fruit with hints of tar and licorice. Chewy neither sweet nor sour ripe intense black fruit (cassis, black cherry, black currant). Finishes of same element fading away. Good QPR. Body medium plus, acid medium minus, tannin medium minus. Dry.


Snooth User: doperry
84088661
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/10/2011

Altos malbec has always been a favorite of mine. It's an inexpensive bold red. Notes of red berries and plum with a pleasent oaky flavor throughout.

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  • Snooth User: srtodd
    80691016
    2.50 5
    Vintage: 2009 03/27/2011

    Two and a half glasses


    Snooth User: Lucha Vino
    249612132,698
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2008 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
    Vintage: 2008 11/11/2009

    Very drinkable - it went very well with pasta


    Snooth User: Philip James
    112,574
    2.00 5
    Vintage: 2007 08/24/2008

    A little heat in the nose still, fairly plain, lacking depth, however its nice and juicy with some moderate tannins that creep up on you. Licorice and medicinal finish - generally my sign of over ripe fruit. However, when you take the cost into account its perfectly decent.


    Snooth User: tonygambi
    18949134
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2007 06/02/2009

    Decent for the price.


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    External Reviews for Altos las Hormigas Malbec

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    Vintage: 2013 10/10/2014

    Mendoza, ArgentinaAltos Las Hormigas Malbec is an outstanding red wine gem from Argentina. In 1995, Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the major viticultural areas of Argentina. They returned powerfully impressed by the potential of Malbec in the Mendoza appellation. Later that year they purchased 216 hectares of vineyards in Lujn de Cuyo, and Altos Las Hormigas was born. The estate's success story continues with the new 2013 Malbec. Wine & Spirits reported in April 2010 that Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is the #2 most popular Argentine wine in US restaurants. Winemakers are Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli. Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is deep garnet-purple in color with a beautiful nose of plums, raspberries, mocha, spice and mineral notes. It has full body, soft tannins and well integrated oak. Rich and silky on the palate, it is long and elegant on the finish.Enjoy Altos Las Hormigas Malbec over the next 7-8 years with grilled steak, beef empanadas, hearty pastas, pizza and cheeses.


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    Vintage: 2011 11/24/2013

    Mendoza, ArgentinaAltos Las Hormigas Malbec is an outstanding red wine gem from Argentina. In 1995, Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the major viticultural areas of Argentina. They returned powerfully impressed by the potential of Malbec in the Mendoza appellation. Later that year they purchased 216 hectares of vineyards in Lujn de Cuyo, and Altos Las Hormigas was born. The estate's success story continues with the new 2012 Malbec. Wine & Spirits reported in April 2010 that Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is the #2 most popular Argentine wine in US restaurants. Winemakers are Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli. Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is deep garnet-purple in color with a beautiful nose of plums, raspberries, mocha, spice and mineral notes. It has full body, soft tannins and well integrated oak. Rich and silky on the palate, it is long and elegant on the finish.Enjoy Altos Las Hormigas Malbec over the next 7-8 years with grilled steak, beef empanadas, hearty pastas, pizza and cheeses.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2011 11/20/2013

    Mendoza, ArgentinaAltos Las Hormigas Malbec is an outstanding red wine gem from Argentina. In 1995, Alberto Antonini, a well-known Tuscan winemaker, and Antonio Morescalchi, a young entrepreneur, took a trip to visit the major viticultural areas of Argentina. They returned powerfully impressed by the potential of Malbec in the Mendoza appellation. Later that year they purchased 216 hectares of vineyards in Lujn de Cuyo, and Altos Las Hormigas was born. The estate's success story continues with the new 2011 Malbec. Wine & Spirits reported in April 2010 that Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is the #2 most popular Argentine wine in US restaurants. Winemakers are Alberto Antonini and Attilio Pagli. Altos Las Hormigas Malbec is deep garnet-purple in color with a beautiful nose of plums, raspberries, mocha, spice and mineral notes. It has full body, soft tannins and well integrated oak. Rich and silky on the palate, it is long and elegant on the finish.Enjoy Altos Las Hormigas Malbec over the next 7-8 years with grilled steak, beef empanadas, hearty pastas, pizza and cheeses.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

    Bright, deep ruby-red. Dark raspberry, mocha and dark chocolate on the nose, plus a heavy layer of oaky vanilla, spice and coconut. Sweet, lush and fine-grained but fresh and not at all confectionery. In fact, this boasts enticing fresh fruit and good texture, density and lift. Finishes firm and persistent.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 09/27/2011

    Opens with tarry, cooked aromas but with airing, oak and ripe, earthy berry notes squeak out. The palate is chewy and solid, with extract and tannic grab as well as smoky, sultry flavors of roasted black fruits and bouillon. Meaty and satisfying.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 01/03/2012

    Light and fresh, with a tasty beam of raspberry and cherry fruit backed by modest, well-integrated toast. Therersquo;s a nice lingering licorice note. Drink now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

    A stellar bargain from South America! Malbec has flourished in Argentina, and Altos Las Hormigas remains a deliciously affordable version. Try it with grilled meat or a spicy sauce.


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