Altos Las Hormigas

Malbec Gualtallary 2014

Malbec 100%
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2020–2030
Verpackt in: 6er
Lobenberg: 94/100
Parker: 95/100
Galloni: 94/100
Suckling: 92/100
Argentinien, Mendoza
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Malbec Gualtallary 2014


Lobenberg: Gualtallary ist eine Appellation im Mendoza-Gebiet, die sehr hoch liegt. Das ergibt somit einen sehr erfrischenden Malbec mit likörigem Bouquet von Erdbeeren und Brombeeren, etwas Lakritz. Am Gaumen tief strukturiert und zunächst mächtig im Antrunk, mit erdigen Aromen, klingt der Wein fast tänzelnd aus. Ein komplexes Aromenwerk mit kräftigem Unterbau und Potenzial zur Lagerung. 94/100


Parker über: Malbec Gualtallary

-- Parker: The other appellation Malbec comes from the hottest place (not in temperature, but in terms of market demand) in the Valle de Uco, where the grapes for the 2014 Malbec Appellation Gualtallary are grown. This is significantly cheaper than most wines of this quality. I was a little disappointed with the performance of this wine in 2013 and was looking forward to 2014. The soils here are rich in calcium carbonate, but in the shape of caliche (a kind of marl with plenty of chalky material, iron and clay), which provide for more tannic wines. The destemmed grapes fermented in small concrete vats with indigenous yeasts without the use of any pumps. The wine matured in used, untoasted 3,500-liter French oak foudres for a period of some 18 months. It feels fresher, perhaps a little herbal and definitely more ethereal than the Altamira. Yes, it's more tannic, because the tannins are abundant, but they feel very fine-grained. This year I favor Gualtallary over Altamira. There is more complexity here. 9,333 bottles produced and filled after a light filtration in January 2016. 95/100


Galloni über: Malbec Gualtallary

-- Galloni: Bright medium ruby. Musky dark berries, molten chocolate, leather, meat and espresso on the nose, lifted by a touch of violet florality; this struck me as a bit like Syrah from the northern Rhône. Very suave, fine-grained, dry wine with insidious intensity and nuance--not to mention lift--to its dark fruit and mineral flavors. Classically dry in an Old World style, showing a sexy mocha reduction today and no excess weight. Finishes with horizontal, fine-grained tannins and outstanding length. This is not quite as tightly wound as the 2013 version last year, but no complaints here! Finishes with dusty tannins and chalky suggestions. Not thick or fleshy wine, just a superb Malbec of terroir. In fact, I wonder if I'm underrating it. This wonderfully concentrated, layered wine finishes extremely long, with fine-grained tannins. 94/100


Suckling über: Malbec Gualtallary

-- Suckling: Spicy and earthy with hints of bark and light plums on the nose and palate. Full body, firm tannins and a fresh and clean finish. 92/100

Mein Winzer

Altos Las Hormigas

Alberto Antonini und Antonio Morescalchi besuchten 1995 Südamerika. Antonini ist Winzer in der Toskana. Auf dieser Reise verliebte er sich so sehr in das Terroir Mendozas, dass er rasch zurückkehrte und feste Pläne in der Tasche hatte.

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