Altos las Hormigas Terroir Malbec 2014 - Liquors Inc.
Altos las Hormigas Terroir Malbec 2014
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Altos las Hormigas Terroir Malbec 2014

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750ml
$15.99

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco
Brand Altos las Hormigas
Alcohol/vol 14%
Uco Valley and Malbec from the mountains...freshness from the al tude of the Andes. Cherries, plums and fresh gs, like the ones you pick up from the tree. So oral notes of violets, with a nice and subtle mineral note that shows the character of the ancient alluvial terraces of the Uco Valley. The mountain, the freshness and the long nish, in a very delicate harmony, de- ne this Uco Valley Malbec.
Wine Advocate
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The grapes for the 2014 Malbec Terroir are sourced from the cooler Valle de Uco within Mendoza, from Tupungato Winelands in Gualtallary, to be precise, where they have very stony soils. 2014 saw a lot of rain-in three weeks they got the equivalent of two years of rainfall-and they decided to harvest earlier to keep the acidity, aiming for lower alcohol and finer tannins. Half of the wine was kept in concrete, while the remaining half was put equal parts in stainless steel and 3,500-liter, mostly untoasted oak foudres for one year. There is good balance between volume and minerality here, between ripeness and subtlety. 49,560 bottles were filled in July 2015.

Luis Gutierrez, November 30, 2016
Wine Spectator
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Flavors of pepper, cedar and dried sage lend plenty of savoriness to the dried plum and cherry tart notes. Brick and hot stone accents power the crisp finish. Drink now through 2019. 4,100 cases made.

Kim Marcus, November 15, 2016