Altos Las Hormigas

Terroir Valle De Uco Malbec

8.643 ratings
8.74 pro ratings
Valle De Uco, 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
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
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
Corey Pelland

A bit past it’s prime

A bit past it’s prime

Mar 24th, 2019
Leslie Looney

Dry masculinity in chicks clothing....finishes with a pleasant lack of acid in a creamy berry happiness.

Dry masculinity in chicks clothing....finishes with a pleasant lack of acid in a creamy berry happiness.

Jun 26th, 2016
Peter Wassam

Spicy mulberry fruit. Fine grain of tannins and, again, freshness and lift from these guys. Loam and red plum. More sweet fruit fruit in finish than I would expect from Uco. Opens up with grace.

Spicy mulberry fruit. Fine grain of tannins and, again, freshness and lift from these guys. Loam and red plum. More sweet fruit fruit in finish than I would expect from Uco. Opens up with grace.

Apr 23rd, 2016
Angela Cheng

Too dry

Too dry

Jan 29th, 2016
Jordan CM

Pretty good, but not what I expected. Black plum, tobacco, licorice, juice, red fruits. Simple, but well-rounded. Yeasty nose. Long, only semi-dry finish. Spicy after-breath

Pretty good, but not what I expected. Black plum, tobacco, licorice, juice, red fruits. Simple, but well-rounded. Yeasty nose. Long, only semi-dry finish. Spicy after-breath

Dec 22nd, 2015
Blair

Excellent full bodied Malbec.

Excellent full bodied Malbec.

Dec 17th, 2015
Melissa Saraceno

Mariano's - date night with Jason & Lisa - tasty wine

Mariano's - date night with Jason & Lisa - tasty wine

Nov 22nd, 2015