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Altos las Hormigas Appellation Altamira Malbec 2012

$39.99
$33.99

SKU 80614500027

750ml

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100% of this Malbec stems from the alluvial terrace of Altamira, lying at 1,200 meters above sea level. There, limestones covered pebbles and gravels occupy 85% of the soil volume, granting to the wine elegance and minerality. 3% of clay in the fine matrix allow Malbec to express fresh red fruit flavors, as well as a delicate and elegant roundness on the palate.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Appellation Lujan de Cuyo
Brand Altos las Hormigas
  • wa93-95

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.

Luis Gutierrez, April 2014
  • ws90

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.

Kim Marcus, June 30, 2015