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2015 Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Malbec

2015 Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Malbec

91 Points John Caro
2015 Altos Las Hormigas Terroir Malbec
91 Points John Caro

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This fine and concentrated Malbec captures the potential of Argentina's alpine vineyards. Expressive with herbal, olive and mineral notes against dark cherry fruits, it is fully expressive and charming but only slightly oaked and slightly tannic. Not a fruit bomb but rather very focused and complete, this is a superb modern food Malbec for drinking now.

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Malbec

Its Origins

The name refers to Ants - the players doing the heavy lifting at Altos Las Hormigas may be humble by nature, though their reputations are anything but. Foremost among them is Alberto Antonini, winemaker at Tuscan legend Antinori and arguably Italy's leading consultant. Early on (1995) he and fellow Italian Antonio Morescalchi identified the potential of Argentinian Malbec at the top end - both high priced wines and made at high altitudes in Mendoza. Now they and their other expert partners are being proved right. As the world recognises the stunning value and potential of Argentinian wine in general and Malbec in particular, Altos Las Hormigas are twenty years ahead of the curve, with lots of groundwork in place cleaning up their winery, adapting their viticultural techniques and, in particular, developing specific understandings of terroir to place Mendoza alongside the world’s great wine regions. Their top labels from three evelated, lime-rich sites are hardly expensive but speak for themselves as simply some of the most pure and expressive wines of place in the world.

What The Critics Say

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com

"Deep cherry red. Finely dusty/rocky edge to the dark fruit. Again some black olive but avoiding all otiose sweetness. Cool, fresh and elegant, with the cool finesse of concrete fermentation and ageing. Juicy and paper-fine texture. More closed but perhaps a little richer than the 2016. (JH)" Drink 2017 - 2020

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Malbec

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Mendoza

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    13.50%

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2020

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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