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Altos, Las Hormigas, Malbec 2016


Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina 

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Wine Advocate – 92 points
The introduction to the Valle de Uco is the 2016 Malbec Terroir Valle de Uco, which has grapes from La Consulta and Tupungato. In 2016, a cool year with low yields, they fermented the grapes in small stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts, and 75% of the volume was kept unoaked while the remaining 25% matured in untoasted 3,500-liter oak foudres for 18 months. This is a Malbec that’s a lot more linear and austere, with superb freshness, super fine tannins and a subdued minerality, really serious. The palate is harmonious, balanced and mineral. It’s a bargain Malbec, really nuanced and with incipient complexity despite its youth. 93,000 bottles produced.
James Suckling- 90 points
Very floral and herbal character. A sleek, cool and dry malbec. With a crisp acidity this is a radical stylistic departure.

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Weight 3 lbs