Altos las Hormigas Malbec, 2006
The Altos las Hormigas Malbec is deep purple, almost opaque and is a terroir-driven fruit-bomb. It offers a generous nose of plums, dark cherries and berries with subtle notes of earth. It is lush and velvety sweet with oodles of dark fruit. This Mendoza Malbec has a nice balance and opulence that makes it our favorite Malbec of the moment. We bought this at the Seattle Wine Company for about $9. This is a great value for a delicious wine. Enjoy this with any grilled meats or a juicy burger. Here is what Parker had to say…."The 2006 Malbec is a prime contender for the top value in Malbec. Purple-colored, it has an excellent nose of violets, spice box, blueberry, and black cherry. Medium to full-bodied, it offers a creamy texture, layers of flavor, excellent balance, and a long, fruit-driven finish. Although this outstanding Malbec may well evolve for 1-2 years, there is no reason to defer gratification. It is a fantastic value." 90 points.