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2011 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Terroir
- > Mendoza
- > Valle de Uco
Community Tasting Notes 6
August 6, 2014 - Lots of blue and black fruit. Very pronounced on the nose. A big step up from the classic if you will. This is the terroir series. Lots of fininsse here, good stuff.
June 11, 2014 - Limestone, limestone, limestone is the idea here. Meaning soil type is more important than altitude. Savory, soy, mineral, with definition. Plays hard at $16.
wineracquet Does not like this wine: (82 points)
March 22, 2014 - Tastes like a cheap Aussie fruitbomb! Any supposed "terroir" is completely overwhelmed by the in-your-face candied fruit. Yuck!
corkscrews Likes this wine: (88 points)
March 18, 2014 - A nose of dark fruit and some spice, dark purple in color. A medium to full bodied Malbec, with black cherry, plum, chocolate, some cedar and spice on finish, an easy drinker. www.winelx.com
February 13, 2014 - So terroir driven Malbec? Is it possible?
So since the middle of the last decade the model has changed, focusing more on soil types, working with a Chilean agronomist, more schist and limestone, and now, for the last three vintages, backing off wood -- no new wood, no barriques on any of the wines.
So here all younger vines, black fruited for sure but delicious all the same. Works it out with some gumption at $16.99.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
March/April 2014, Issue #173 (link)
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- Vintage 2011
- Type Red
- Producer Altos Las Hormigas
- Varietal Malbec
- Designation Terroir
- Vineyard n/a
- Country Argentina
- Region Mendoza
- SubRegion Valle de Uco
- Appellation n/a
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 24 (73%)
- Consumed 9 (27%)