Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Reserva 22018

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.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $32.00

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.

    Altos Las Hormigas vineyard
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Alcohol Content: 13.5%

Closure: Aluminum covered 50mm reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 8 08145 00002 4

Imported by: Skurnik Wines; New York, New York.