Altos las Hormigas Malbec Clásico 2010

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The 2010 is ruby red in colour, with hues of blue and violet. Aromas of ripe red and black fruits, amalgamated with c...

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Buffalo, NY (280 mi)
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A mild malbec with a faint nose and a bright, inoffensive flavor, quite a good substitute for a cheap bottle of Cahors but likely a touch too acidi... Read more

The first sip revealed a malbec with flavors of black cherry, fading into a concentrated cacophony of spices and chocolate. Full Review here! http... Read more

Full, deep red. Rather reticent but pure nose offers currant, black cherry, smoked meat, spices and earth. Sweet, lush and pliant; a round and rath... Read more

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Snooth User: Argovino
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3.50 5
04/29/2013

A mild malbec with a faint nose and a bright, inoffensive flavor, quite a good substitute for a cheap bottle of Cahors but likely a touch too acidic for fruit lovers. The key is to leave it open for a day or two – then the wine takes on a velvety yet still very direct quality. (AV 86, http://argovino.com/?p=597)


Snooth User: malbeceamos
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3.50 5
10/29/2011

The first sip revealed a malbec with flavors of black cherry, fading into a concentrated cacophony of spices and chocolate. Full Review here! http://malbeceamos.com/2011/10/27/2010-altos-las-hormigas-malbec/


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Full, deep red. Rather reticent but pure nose offers currant, black cherry, smoked meat, spices and earth. Sweet, lush and pliant; a round and rather gentle wine with good depth. Finishes with dusty, mouthcoating tannins and good length. A terrific value.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

Bright and juicy, with blackberry and raspberry fruit supported by mocha and mineral notes. Nice bouncy finish. Textbook intro to Argentinean Malbec. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

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.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

I am loving Malbec lately, because you get great flavor, medium-body and smooth tannins for a great price - as is evidenced here. It's easy to enjoy the ripe fruit flavors and seamless composition of this wine. Very versatile and food friendly; well done.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

The 2006 Malbec is a prime contender for the top value in Malbec. Purple-colored, it has an excellent nose of violets, spice box, blueberry, and black cherry. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a creamy texture, layers of flavor, excellent balance, and a long, fruit-driven finish. Although this outstanding Malbec may well evolve for 1-2 years, there is no reason to defer gratification. It is a fantastic value.


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Source: Prime Wine & Spirits
10/25/2011

On the nose, smooth berry aromas turn chocolaty courtesy of the high-toast barrels used. In the mouth, the plump fruit seems up to the oak. There's raspberry and raisin, and some blueberry, too. For the curious, Altos de Medrano is the winery and Hormigas, in Spanish, are ants. Fortunately, I've seem no such critters at the winery.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. After a careful selection process, the grapes are softly pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks between 24°C and 28°C to promote the maceration. During the fermentation process the must is pumped over 3 times a day for extraction, with 2 rack-and-returns taking place in total, once at the beginning, and once at the end. The wine is then aged in new French and American oak insert staves.

Tasting Notes:

The 2010 is ruby red in colour, with hues of blue and violet. Aromas of ripe red and black fruits, amalgamated with chocolate, coconut and vanilla. A nicely balanced palate, supported by firm tannins on the long, fine finish.

Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. After a careful selection process, the grapes are softly pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks between 24°C and 28°C to promote the maceration. During the fermentation process the must is pumped over 3 times a day for extraction, with 2 rack-and-returns taking place in total, once at the beginning, and once at the end. The wine is then aged in new French and American oak insert staves.

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Dietary Information: All-Natural

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.6
Sugar: 1.8 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.12 grams per liter

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