2018 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Gualtallary (750ml)

Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina

2018 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Gualtallary

Pretty, floral and crushed-fruit aromas with raspberry, blueberry, hibiscus and citrus zest. Olives, dried spices and gravel, too. Toasted oak. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, silky tannins and bright acidity. Wonderfully fresh and layered. Drink or hold.

94 points, James Suckling (Mar 2021)

The most accomplished of the Appellation wines, because Gualtallary is a region where grapes can ripen earlier without losing their greener qualities, something that the aging in foudres makes no effort to conceal – the opposite, in fact. Bright purple in color. Reductive thyme and wet stone notes stand out on the nose, and sour cherry follows on behind. The austere palate is taut as a high wire, while the flavors are sustained by the freshness, which comes in a chalky coating. Austere with basic, primary flavors. I opened three bottles of this wine before really beginning to understand it. Requires plenty of thought. Good cellar potential.

92 points, Joaquín Hidalgo, Vinous (Oct 2020)

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