Altos Las Hormigas

Terroir Valle De Uco Malbec

8.7316 ratings
8.722 pro ratings
Valle De Uco, Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
Adam Kincaid

I’m happy with it for $11. It’s a good example of a low priced Malbec that isn’t too oak-chipped and fruit forward. It has some tannic elements that suppress the sweetness but mostly it’s just an easy drinker for a social setting.

I’m happy with it for $11. It’s a good example of a low priced Malbec that isn’t too oak-chipped and fruit forward. It has some tannic elements that suppress the sweetness but mostly it’s just an easy drinker for a social setting.

2 people found it helpfulDec 31st, 2018
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.6

Capa y densidad media alta, en nariz potente, frutas negras, moras, tomillo, notas de aceituna. En boca potente en la entrada paso carnoso y con volumen , el final disparado de alcohol.

Capa y densidad media alta, en nariz potente, frutas negras, moras, tomillo, notas de aceituna. En boca potente en la entrada paso carnoso y con volumen , el final disparado de alcohol.

2 people found it helpfulMay 25th, 2016
Nick Gaskin

This 2010 Malbec from the Altos Terroir Series is from a select parcel of land in Uco, near Mendoza in Argentina. Given the recommendation of collaring up to 5 years this wine should be hitting its straps right now. In comparison to last nights' entry level Malbec there's a far better integration of fruit:oak.
On the eye it's dark red and completely opaque with an almost pink edge. The nose is black plum with a hint of tobacco. The palate is a mirror image and the finish is very long, dry and licoricey!

This 2010 Malbec from the Altos Terroir Series is from a select parcel of land in Uco, near Mendoza in Argentina. Given the recommendation of collaring up to 5 years this wine should be hitting its straps right now. In comparison to last nights' entry level Malbec there's a far better integration of fruit:oak.
On the eye it's dark red and completely opaque with an almost pink edge. The nose is black plum with a hint of tobacco. The palate is a mirror image and the finish is very long, dry and licoricey!

2 people found it helpfulApr 7th, 2015
Beau Carson

Not generally a malbec drinker, but this is a great example and quite good for the price.

Not generally a malbec drinker, but this is a great example and quite good for the price.

Dec 19th, 2016
mattswineworld

Surprisingly restrained, red fruits as well as black. First wine drunk on Mendoza trip, enjoyed with Milanesa beef covered with cheese and ham.

Surprisingly restrained, red fruits as well as black. First wine drunk on Mendoza trip, enjoyed with Milanesa beef covered with cheese and ham.

Dec 6th, 2016
Corey Zamora, CSW

High quality juice for the price point. Well made.

High quality juice for the price point. Well made.

Mar 10th, 2016
Andy Christiansen

Soft, friendly, balanced.

Soft, friendly, balanced.

Feb 23rd, 2016
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.6

A meaty red color with the scent of fresh cherries, mountain air, and laundry on the line. The palate is anise-washed and bright, with tart red fruits and a zippy tang at the finish. The Malbec grapes from Uco Valley were hand-harvested and fermented in stainless with indigenous yeast. Half of the wine reposed in cement and the remainder rested in stainless and neutral foudre, all for a total of 12 months. The result is a forthright, juicy, and uncomplicated wine, one that succeeds without trying too hard. 14.5% abv | $13 (sample)

A meaty red color with the scent of fresh cherries, mountain air, and laundry on the line. The palate is anise-washed and bright, with tart red fruits and a zippy tang at the finish. The Malbec grapes from Uco Valley were hand-harvested and fermented in stainless with indigenous yeast. Half of the wine reposed in cement and the remainder rested in stainless and neutral foudre, all for a total of 12 months. The result is a forthright, juicy, and uncomplicated wine, one that succeeds without trying too hard. 14.5% abv | $13 (sample)

Aug 4th, 2015
Mandi Speidel

City Territory Chicago, Maverick Wine Company

8.5

Future Malbec BTG......?
To Be Continued.....

Future Malbec BTG......?
To Be Continued.....

May 28th, 2015
Dana Bonelli

I don't drink Malbec, just this Malbec. So balanced and interesting.

I don't drink Malbec, just this Malbec. So balanced and interesting.

Dec 31st, 2014