1999 Altos las Hormigas Vina Hormigas Reserva
WB Rating: 89

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $15.00 (K&L)
Type: Cabernet / Bordeaux
Principal varietal(s): 100% Malbec

A K&L Premium Wine Club selection, and a bargain at $15. Teeth-staining deep purple color. Intense nose of blackberries, cassis, dried herbs, and sweet oak. Full-bodied, mouth-coating berry, vanilla, and herbal flavors. Excellent, long finish. The K&L notes indicate that wines from this area are typically very tannic when young, but this wine was smooth as silk. If there are tannins, they are extremely round. The balance in this wine indicates it would age gracefully, but it's hard to believe it is going to get tastier than it is right now. - WB Team 2001-03-29


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