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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Altos las Hormigas Riserva Malbec 2009
Altos las Hormigas Riserva Malbec 2009
(search item no. 105245)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A brilliant, purple-red Malbec with an enticing nose of flowers, ripe red and black fruits mixed with subtle notes of graphite and flint stone. The complexity of the nose develops further with time and air. The palate is creamy, almost greedy with satisfying volume and softness. Fresh, juicy red fruit in the mouth confirms the first impression on the nose. Round, firm tannins, a backbone of well-integrated acidity and bright fruit present a complex and balanced wine. The complexity has developed greatly by ageing in barrel.
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