Altos las Hormigas Malbec 2009

Malbec from Argentina, South America

$11.29 $8.97
Save $2.32
Item No. 103137
  • red wine
  • ST88
  • WE88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

Nose of crushed red berries and black fruit, hints of violet and dried fennel, balanced, mouth feel, with smooth entrance, firm mid palate, and long, vibrant finish. Overall clean and focused profile.

Critical Acclaim

"Opens with tarry, cooked aromas but with airing, oak and ripe, earthy berry notes squeak out. The palate is chewy and solid, with extract and tannic grab as well as smoky, sultry flavors of roasted blackfruits and bouillon. Meaty and satisfying.

Best Buy"
88 Points

"Bright ruby-red. Currant, flowers and spices on the nose. A pure, spicy midweight with good density of material but an enticing light touch and good cut. This easygoing malbec is always a very good value."
88 Points

Learn About Argentina

(ahr-jen-TEE-nah) Now fifth in the world for wine production, Argentina is catching up in the quality wine sector. A long time wine producer, Argentina used to make wine in order to drink it, not export it. And so the wines produced were quaffable and rustic and made for the local's everyday dinner. Yet it's hard not to get caught up in the wine market of the world and some...

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Learn About Malbec

Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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