Altos las Hormigas Appellation Altamira Malbec 2012
|Appellation||Lujan de Cuyo|
|Brand||Altos las Hormigas|
Wine AdvocateThe 2012 Malbec Appellation Altamira is produced from 100% Malbec from four different vineyards in Altamira in the Uco Valley, two of them new and two old, aged in foudres. It has superb delineation and purity, with a strong mineral sensation that transcends the red fruit (cherries) and the subtle spicy tones, with great persistence and balance. The oak here is perfectly integrated, despite the 3,500-liter foudres being new, but they were untoasted. If I felt a difference with the 2011s, the jump to 2012s is stratospheric. A tour de force Malbec. Drink 2015-2020.
Wine SpectatorA taut and juicy red, with well-focused flavors of red berry, plum, cedar and sandalwood. Silky tannins show midpalate, delivering luscious red raspberry accents on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2018. 120 cases made.