Altos Las Hormigas

Clásico Mendoza Malbec

8.7501 ratings
8.913 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.3

Pretty good. Tobacco notes without being oakey.

Pretty good. Tobacco notes without being oakey.

3 people found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
Giovanni Lembo

Federico !!! Che ne pensi

Federico !!! Che ne pensi

3 people found it helpfulFeb 5th, 2014
Gwen Kasprzycki

At Pink House with Jim, Uncle Art, Dre & Sr.

At Pink House with Jim, Uncle Art, Dre & Sr.

2 people found it helpfulSep 21st, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.5

This is one of the original Marc de Grazia imports wine from Argentina but he has sold out the other original partners are out a blend of UFO and lujan de cuyo fruit

This is one of the original Marc de Grazia imports wine from Argentina but he has sold out the other original partners are out a blend of UFO and lujan de cuyo fruit

2 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2013
Fernando Motta

Con el ganador de la Sub 30 en El Valle con frío de Chimenea quesitos y @lmotta22. Definitivamente los pelaos tienen buen gusto!

Con el ganador de la Sub 30 en El Valle con frío de Chimenea quesitos y @lmotta22. Definitivamente los pelaos tienen buen gusto!

2 people found it helpfulAug 3rd, 2013
Frank May

Underrated. Great berry for price

Underrated. Great berry for price

Mar 24th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

8.9

Really nice with earthy, wet dirt with violets, blackberries and baked plums.

Really nice with earthy, wet dirt with violets, blackberries and baked plums.

Feb 8th, 2016
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.2

A wine with the scent of wet linen stained with cherries, red plums, and allspice. It’s un-oaked—fermented in stainless and aged in concrete piletas—but curiously the body has a distinct holiday spice character, notes of anise and bitter herbs, and a finish like tobacco mingling with chocolate. Shards of tart fruits pierce the wine’s middle, but the overall effect is somewhat dark and muddled. 14.2% abv | sample

A wine with the scent of wet linen stained with cherries, red plums, and allspice. It’s un-oaked—fermented in stainless and aged in concrete piletas—but curiously the body has a distinct holiday spice character, notes of anise and bitter herbs, and a finish like tobacco mingling with chocolate. Shards of tart fruits pierce the wine’s middle, but the overall effect is somewhat dark and muddled. 14.2% abv | sample

Aug 8th, 2015
Brian Boulden

Rich full flavor. Licorice, blackberry with a smooth finish. Excellent wine for price. #wine #mendoza #malbec 🍷

Rich full flavor. Licorice, blackberry with a smooth finish. Excellent wine for price. #wine #mendoza #malbec 🍷

May 9th, 2015
Matt Sterr

Prominent black tea and licorice. Lots of personality for a great price.

Prominent black tea and licorice. Lots of personality for a great price.

Jan 27th, 2015