Synopsis, Our Opinion: Remarkably good Malbec.
Producer/Winery: Attilio Pagli; Altos Las Hormigas; Mendoza, Argentina.
Grape Variety: Malbec.
Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Valle de Uco; Mendoza, Argentina.
Purchased From: Kogod Wine Merchant; Encinitas, California.
Paired With: Loaded baked potatoes with ham; sauteed onions, celery and peppers; sharp cheddar cheese and sour cream.
Opened one hour before drinking. Opaque, dark garnet and purple color with a lighter purple rim. Noteworthy damp earth, dark cherry and ripe plum aromas. Explosive, enticing and charismatic mouthfeel, medium body and an 80-grit texture. Tart cherry, rich juicy plum and a foretaste of peppery spice. Medium acidity gives it just the right freshness, grippy yet quite fine-grained tannins and a medium length bitter plum, licorice and peppery finish that was so captivating you were seduced to take another sip. Although lacking layers of flavors it had a delicious juicy plum taste that gave it a bewitching character. We thought it paired well with the diverse food flavors and said it was remarkably good Malbec.
Comments: Learn more about Altos Las Hormigas and their wines.
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 8 08145 00002 4
Imported by: Skurnik Wines; New York, New York.