Red

2011 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Terroir

Malbec

  • Argentina
  • > Mendoza
  • > Valle de Uco
CT85.8 7 reviews
2011
2011
Borrowed from 2009
2009
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    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.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    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

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    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.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2014, Issue #173 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 24 (73%)
  • Consumed 9 (27%)

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Who Likes This Wine

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