2010 Altos las Hormigas Malbec

The wine:

  • 2010 Altos las Hormigas Malbec Classico
  • Mendoza
  • 14.1%
  • 11.99 @ Kroger

In the glass:

In the glass this wine was a dark red color with blue undertones. After a swirl, I was delighted by an explosion of ripe apple, passion fruit and berry on the nose. (much like the $40 atento malbec I tried a few weeks back). The first sip revealed a malbec with flavors of boysenberry and black cherry, fading into a concentrated cacophony of spices and cocoa.Tannins were present throughout without being overwhelming. This was definitely one of the more interesting malbecs that I have tried on my quest. Like so many others, I feel like it just needs to sit for a few years until the flavors properly develop. It wont be my first choice for a last minute dinner wine, but I will be buying a bottle or two to save for a rainy day down the road.

Conclusion: A solid malbec that seems very underpriced. Cellar it for a few years and it will taste even better.

*Please leave a comment if you end up trying this wine!

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