ALTOS LAS HORMIGAS MALBEC CLÁSICO 2015

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Bright and silky, this boutique Malbec shows the best of elevated Mendoza. It is lushly red-fruited and lighter in colour and tannins – neither oaked nor overly full-bodied. But it carries through beautifully, with authenticity and natural harmony from a long slow ripening in superb, clay-sand vineyards followed by hand harvesting and natural yeast fermentation. Satisfying but elegant enough for white meat as well as red, this is ready to enjoy now.
92/100 Tim Aitkin (2015 Vintage)
"Made in what Leo Erazo says is “the old style” with little or no oak and low alcohol, this is a pan-regional Malbec blend that is driven by freshness and fruit purity. Nuanced and balanced, it’s very much a food-oriented style.”
90/100 James Suckling (2015 Vintage)
“A juicy and fruity wine with orange peel, ripe-fruit and hints of flowers. Medium body and a delicate style. Drink now.”
Parker's Wine Advocate, Luis Gutierrez (2015 Vintage)
"The juicy and unoaked 2015 Malbec Clásico represents the variety in the Mendoza province, with bright red fruit, approachable and easy to understand through sourcing grapes from different zones, but looking for cooler soils rich in sand and with some clay and lime. 2015 represents a big change for this bottling, which has a higher percentage of grapes from the Valle de Uco. The destemmed grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel and the wine was kept in concrete vats for one year before bottling. The fruit is ripe, fruit-driven, with a juicy palate, with fine tannins and subdued minerality. The wine is subtle and balanced, easy to drink. An improvement over past vintages. This has to be one of the best values in Mendoza. There are eight different lots, totaling some 750,000 bottles -- I tasted with Pedro Parra, one of the partners at Altos Las Hormigas and a renowned expert in soils. They are in a continual change, but the wine that has changed more this time is the Malbec Clásico, which is now produced with a high percentage of grapes from limestone soils from the Valle de Uco. They have also stopped producing the Vista Flores appellation, but might release more bottlings from Gualtallary in the future. Drink 2016 - 2018."


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