95 Points - Wine Advocate
The appellation line of Malbecs from Altos Las Hormigas highlights the different terroirs of Valle de Uco. In each area, they features a soil type and a specific climate, producing a wine that accentuates its origin with longevity and a signature texture. The limestone in Vista Flores brings out a distinctive muscular character, unique among Valle de Uco Malbecs.
Ruby red in color, Altos las Hormigas "Appellation Paraje Altamira" Malbec offers a complex, aromatic nose with notes of peach, black cherry, pomegranate and a hint of cocoa and spice. The well rounded, medium bodied palate offers solid acidity and fine tannins with aromas of dark fruit, cassis, spice and dark chocolate, leading to a long finish accented by a touch of minerality.
"Seeing the differences between the Appellation Malbecs in 2013 is splitting hairs. The 2013 Malbec Appellation Altamira is sourced from the alluvial terraces of the Tunuyán River in Altamira where the soils are very rich in calcium carbonate, the ideal for Altos las Hormigas in terms of elegance and minerality. The wine matured in untoasted 3,500-liter French oak foudres, like all in this range. There's more peach here compared to the florals of the Gualtallary, and it feels a little less ripe than the Vista Flores. The palate is medium-bodied with good acidity and very fine tannins. It ends with a chalky minerality that sticks to your teeth. Great terroir Malbec at an incredible price. " - Wine Advocate
Product of Argentina
Alcohol by Volume: 15%