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Altos de la Hormigas Malbec 2012Altos de la Hormigas Malbec 2012
rws36663$10.00
Size: 750ml
Varietal: Malbec
Country: Argentina
Producer: Altos de la Hormigas

WA 90 IWC 88


The destemmed and softly pressed grapes are vinified in stainless vats at 30 Celsius.

During the 15 days fermentation-maceration process the must is pumped and punched down for optimal extraction. The 50% of the wine stays in first use American oak and a 10% in second use French oak. The wine is the bottled without any form of stabilization or filtration, in order to not to alter quality, and is sold after three months of bottle age.

Yearly production is about 700,000 bottles.

Reviews:

"The 2006 Malbec is a prime contender for the top value in Malbec. Purple-colored, it has an excellent nose of violets, spice box, blueberry, and black cherry. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a creamy texture, layers of flavor, excellent balance, and a long, fruit-driven finish. Although this outstanding Malbec may well evolve for 1-2 years, there is no reason to defer gratification. It is a fantastic value." -Rated 90, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Bright, deep ruby-red. Dark raspberry, mocha and dark chocolate on the nose, plus a heavy layer of oaky vanilla, spice and coconut. Sweet, lush and fine-grained but fresh and not at all confectionery. In fact, this boasts enticing fresh fruit and good texture, density and lift. Finishes firm and persistent. " -Rated 88, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar