Altos Las Hormigas Mendoza Malbec Classico 2020

Altos Las Hormigas Mendoza Malbec Classico 2020

 

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Altos Las Hormigas
Mendoza Malbec Classico 2020
  • Vintage : 2020
  • Country : Argentina
  • Region : Mendoza
  • Subregion
  • Type : Red
  • Style : Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,1°
  • Grappes : 100% Malbec

The Altos Las Hormigas Mendoza Malbec Clásico is a vibrant and expressive representation of Mendoza's terroir, offering a delightful exploration of Malbec's classic characteristics with a modern twist.

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 90 2020
JS James Suckling 90 2020
DCT Decanter 92 2018
VN Vinous (Antonio Galloni) 87 2014
WS Wine Spectator 84 2014
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Originating from the renowned Mendoza region of Argentina, this Malbec Clásico is a celebration of Malbec's versatility and richness. This vintage showcases grapes predominantly sourced from Luján de Cuyo (80%) and Valle de Uco (20%), highlighting the unique contributions of each area.

Vinification involved native yeasts and a maturation process in concrete for nine months, emphasizing the wine's natural flavors and terroir-driven profile. The wine's approachability and freshness reflect Altos Las Hormigas' dedication to expressing the varietal's true essence while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and innovation​​​​.

Tasting Notes:

  • Color: Intense ruby red with deep violet hues.
  • Aroma: Very expressive on the nose, showcasing red fruits, plums, cherries, and raspberries, complemented by subtle notes of orange rinds and "jarilla," a typical plant from Mendoza.
  • Palate: The entry is fresh, with a soft acidity that travels through the mouth, leading to a concentrated, juicy, and balanced experience. The finish is long and pleasant, highlighting the wine's complexity and harmony​​.

Wine-Pairing Ideas: This Malbec Clásico pairs excellently with a wide range of dishes, from red meats to pasta and grilled vegetables. Its versatility and balance make it a perfect companion for both casual and formal dining occasions.

(VV)

Robert Parker (RP) : 90 Points (2020)
The red 2020 Malbec Clásico was produced with 80% grapes from Luján de Cuyo and 20% grapes from Valle de Uco, mostly their own grapes, all in stainless steel and vinified by plot with their native yeasts. It matured in concrete for nine months. It's ripe without excess and develops a full array of aromas and flavors but keeping 13.5% alcohol, very fresh for the warm year. It's juicy, complex beyond fruit, a little herbal, medium-bodied and with very fine tannins. It's clean, expressive and open, a wine that has to be approachable from when you pull the cork. They are working to increase the drinkability, which will be seen more and more in the following years. Rating: 90+

James Suckling (JS) : 90 Points (2020)
Nice sour cherries with a streak of white pepper and violets. Medium-bodied, but fleshy. Ripe, almost creamy tannins extend to the finish, but are still juicy and vibrant.

Decanter (DCT) : 92 Points (2018)
A bright and breezy Malbec from a terroir-driven winery, with fruit taken from vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo and Uco Valley at an average of 1,000m. It's aged for 12 months in concrete vats to preserve the fruit purity, packed full of juicy, ripe raspberry and savoury plum with gentle hints of liquorice and spice.

Vinous (Antonio Galloni) (VN) : 87 Points (2014)
Mar/Apr 16. By Stephen Tanzer.Moderately saturated medium red. Musky, reduced aromas of redcurrant, leather and roasted oak. Then surprisingly vinous on the palate, showing good definition and lift to its redcurrant, plum and herb flavors. Nicely fine-grained wine with a distinctly peppery quality to its redcurrant, mocha and leather flavors. Give this Malbec some air if you plan to open it soon.

Wine Spectator (WS) : 84 Points (2014)
Web Only 2015 - High-toned, with tart berry and cherry flavors, offering accents of white pepper on the finish. Drink now.

Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserve Uco Valley 2020
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Altos Las Hormigas
Malbec Reserve Uco Valley 2020
RP
93
VN
92
JS
93
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RP
92
VN
90
JS
91
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