Altos Las Hormigas Altamira Malbec 2017

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95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
We think the Altos Las Hormigas Altamira Malbec is a knock-outr red from Argentina.   Altos Las Hormigas works beautifully with many meat dishes. If you feel like steak, grill it, slice it thinly, and drape it on an arugula salad with shaved parmesan and a garlicky vinaigrette. Pan-fried pork chops with a plum/cardamom compote will work beautifully too.   Old habits die hard winelovers. Make a sage, white pepper, salt and garlic butter in the food processor and then spread it liberally under the skin of a small chicken. Roast until the skin is crispy, and serve with silky mashed potatoes. You'll be glad you did. Or, make a classic Coq au Vin with mushrooms and onions. Thin crust sausage pizza with a couple of anchovies layered on is another delicious choice for this versatile wine. On the lighter, meat-free side, putting a glass of this Mendoza Malbec next to a mushroom lasagna will not disappoint either. It's spaghetti and giant turkey meatballs for dinner around here... Suculento!

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The captivating 2017 Malbec Appellation Altamira has been produced with grapes from the same vineyard since 2015, next to the neighboring vineyard where they have now planted their own grapes. It's tremendously expressive and aromatic, and it seems to transcend the vintage. They couldn’t make the wine in 2016 because of the adverse conditions, but they came back really strong with this 2017, which has a chalky texture and a dry, austere and long finish. Really very good. Drink date: 2019 - 2027."  Oct 2019

Winery:  "Finenesse and structure are one of the most difficult combinations to achieve in a wine. This Malbec from Jardín Altamira achieves this unique combination, and that fills us with pride. A wine of many layers, subtle and graceful, but of a fundamental structure that sustains and lengthens the sensation of the wine in the mouth, is the backbone that evokes the soil of calcareous origin, where the grapes come from. It is a wine where patience is rewarded by the different nuances that are displayed in the glass."

Bottle 750ml
Varietal 100% Malbec
Alcohol % 13.5%
Total Acidity 5.74 g/l
pH 3.8
Aging Aged 18 months in 3,500 liter untoasted Foudres
Region Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina



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