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Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Appelation Paraje Altamira 2019 750ml

SKU: 210000053329 ISBN: 806145000277
$54.99
90+

Wine Information:

Country: Argentina

Region: Mendoza

Appellation: Paraje Altamira (UCO VALLEY)

Variety: Malbec

$54.99
 

A fantastic vintage for our Paraje Altamira Malbec, which shows as much complexity, concentration, and texture as this appellation can deliver; without resigning drinkability nor grace. It has a deep ruby red color with soft violet hues. The nose is intense and elegant, with aromas of black fruits, cassis and plums, as well as herbal aromas, mainly eucalyptus. Subtle notes of chalk and orange peel begin to show as the wine opens in the glass. The attack is impressive; it is juicy, fresh and vertical in the palate. It has great texture, notes of chalk and a long and velvety finish that leaves you with a watering mouth and a smile on your face.

94 Points Wine Enthusiast | The Appellation series shows the terroir’s characteristics of subregions in Uco Valley. This one comes from limestone soils in Gualtallary. Violets, blackberry and cherry meet with hints of salt and oak spices on the nose. Well structured, the delicate palate features excellent acidity and chalky texture. Plum, blackberry and cherries merge with aniseed and tobacco. It’s delicious now, but is ageworthy.

93James Suckling | The depth and the austerity on the nose. This is always very fresh and authentic, showing blueberries, strawberries and violets, together with hints of roasted licorice and white-pepper stemminess. Medium-to-full-bodied with a fine delivery of tannins. Juicy and linear.