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Altos Las Hormigas Classico Malbec Mendoza
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Wine Details

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(From 2014 Vintage) Grapes from different vineyards are vinified separately before the final blend. After a careful, double sorting process, the grapes are softly pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts in order to express each of the selected vineyard. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks between 24-28 C for 10 days. Each tank is tasted three times a day to determine what is needed. The must is pumped over up to three times a day for extraction, with two rack-and-returns. The wine is then aged for 10 months in concrete piletas.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) Deep, purple-red hues hint at a classic, Mendoza Malbec. Delicate aromas of fresh black currant, wild blackberry and notes of soft vanilla blend with a subtle toasted-oak finish.

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    March 2011: Very tannic. Not much to smell either. I'm going to hope that the next bottle is something different. Drinking by itself for now.

    over 5 years
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    Tomei no Taypa!

    over 5 years
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    Yr

    若いのにしっかりしたフルボディ

    over 5 years
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    endless vine

    over 4 years
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    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/05