Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Altos las Hormigas Malbec, 2006

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.

1 comment:

Kate said...

I am so glad to find someone extolling the virtues of value priced spanish wines, or value prices anything. I am enamored with the souther hemisphere wines, and malbec is one of my faves- this one AND the Septima.

Spain, Chile, Argentina, Portugal....they're all good. And inexpensive. I firmly believe that good wine does not need a huge price tag.

Your blog is really informative for wine. I am glad I came across it.

Kate(in the Kitchen)
and not a fan of Google