Altos las Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2017 750ml - Vine Republic
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Altos las Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2017 750ml
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Altos las Hormigas Appellation Gualtallary Malbec 2017

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750ml
$39.98

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Argentina, Mendoza, Alto Vale de Uco
Brand Altos las Hormigas
Alcohol/vol 13%
Different layers and a constantly evolving aromatic profile characterize the complexity of this 2017 Appellation Gualtallary Malbec. On the first approach in the nose it is quite austere, but patience is rewarded with notes of graphite, mountain spices and aromas of violets and fresh fruits, such as acid cherries and plums. In the palate it is fine-grained, textured and long. This vineyard, with its roots in communion with caliche (calcium carbonate conglomerate), pro- duces a wine in which it is difficult not to feel a mineral salinity that reminds of the soil, the freshness of the Andes mountains and the unique character of Malbec that comes from this sector of Gualtallary.
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After some ups and downs in past vintages, the 2017 Malbec Appellation Gualtallary is every bit as good as the already superb 2017. It's expressive, mineral and vertical, austere, like biting into chalk. It's produced with grapes from a rented plot in a somewhat fashionable appellation that is quite large and diverse. The palate is super austere, dry, serious and mineral, while the nose is expressive and has the wilderness of the place with unusual elegance and freshness for a year like 2017. It finishes long and tasty, with some violets. Could this be their best Gualtallary to date?

Luis Gutierrez, October 31, 2019