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Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Gualtallary 2019, 0.75L
Malbec from Gualtallary, Mendoza

"The 2019 Malbec Appellation Gualtallary comes from specific soils, two small three-hectare plots in the Cerros del Jaboncillo, where they find more caliche and limestone in Tupungato Winelands. They believe this place transmits the maximum expression of limestone to Malbec, giving a structured wine with fine-grained tannins with the wilderness from Gualtallary. It fermented in small concrete vats with indigenous yeasts at some 26 degrees Celsius for 20 days. Eighty-five percent of the volume matured in untoasted 3,500-liter French oak foudres for 20 months while the rest was kept in concrete. They sell it a little later than the Altamira because they feel Gualtallary needs a little more time in bottle; therefore, they are now offering the 2019 vintage, a very balanced wine that talks about the place where it was born. This is vibrant and expressive, with a complex nose and especially a lively palate with effervescent acidity and very fine-boned with elegant but firm tannins (they say "Serralunga-like" tannins). I find the recurring iron-like note of blood and fresh meat here too, intermixed with the wild flowers, herbs and spices. This has depth and complexity, and if Altamira is Barbaresco, Gualtallary is Barolo... 10,000 bottles were filled in January 2022." 97 Points, Luis Guiterrez, Wine Advocate

Available: 4

Price: $42.00


  • 97WA

Altos las Hormigas Appellation Paraje Altamira Malbec 2019 2019, 0.75L
Malbec from Altamira, Mendoza

"The 2019 Malbec Appellation Paraje Altamira is made with grapes from the eponymous Uco Valley GI and aged for 18 months in untoasted foudres. A rich violet in hue. The subtle, clean and austere nose offers notes of plum and cherry along with violet and herb aromas against a cedar backdrop. In the mouth, the core is provided by a juicy freshness while the texture is chalky. A little reactive grip makes for a compact, nimble and linear flow that guarantees it will grow in the bottle. Fresh grapes appear at the back of the throat enhanced by the tannins. Keep for a while before drinking to allow its subtle character to develop properly." ​94 Points, 

Available: 5

Price: $43.00


  • 94VM

Bodegas Aleanna El Enemigo Cabernet Franc 2019, 0.75L
Cabernet Franc from Mendoza, Mendoza

"This has aromas of fresh plums, raspberries, currants, tobacco leaves and bark. Medium-bodied with supple tannins and a creamy, vibrant and fresh palate. Juicy fruit. Drink now or hold." ​92 Points, James Suckling

Available: 2

Price: $22.00


  • 92JS

Bodegas Aleanna El Enemigo Chardonnay 2019, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Mendoza, Mendoza

"Cooked apple, lemon curd and light vanilla on the nose, together with stone, mineral and some dried flowers. Medium to full body with a creamy texture and beautiful fruit. Hints of vanilla and pie crust in the aftertaste. Always great quality for the price. Drink or hold." ​96 Points, James Suckling, James Suckling.com

Available: 22

Price: $24.00


  • 96JS

Bodegas Aleanna El Enemigo Malbec 2018, 0.75L
Malbec from Mendoza, Mendoza

"The 2018 Malbec has some 8% Cabernet Franc in the blend, and it has only 13.5% alcohol while retaining very good acidity. The grapes were sourced from Gualtallary and were co-fermented. It's a serious, subtle and mineral Malbec, with some austerity and shy varietal aromas of violets and wild herbs. The palate is medium-bodied with terrific texture and very clean and focused flavors, and it has the chalky texture from the limestone-rich soils. 28,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2019 after 12 months in ancient oak foudres." ​93 Points, Luis Guiterrez, Wine Advocate

Available: 24

Price: $25.00


  • 93WA

Lagarde Primeras Vinas Malbec Luján de Cuyo 2018, 0.75L
Malbec from Mendoza, Mendoza

"The 2018 Primeras Viñas Malbec Luján de Cuyo displays a bright and dark ruby color and a very classical and balanced profile, reflecting a cooler year. The wine shows a bit tight and reticent, but there's phenomenal balance and perfectly integrated oak from a soft vinification and slow aging of 16 to 18 months in French oak barrels. It's varietal, elegant and with the depth and clout of the old vines (from 1906 and 1930)." 94 Points, Luis Guiterrez, Wine Advocate

Available: 13

Price: $29.95


  • 94WA

Zorzal Malbec Eggo Tinto de Tiza 2017, 0.75L
Malbec from Tupungato, Mendoza

"The mouthfeel of the 2017 Eggo Tinto de Tiza was like biting into a piece of chalk ("tiza" is the Spanish word for chalk), the texture provided by the limestone-rich soils from Gualtallary, especially in the higher part of this large region. This wine is not about the varieties (it's a blend to start with) but about the place, the soils, the local vegetation, the austerity and the wilderness. 33,000 bottles. It was bottled in January 2018." 94 Points, Luis Guiterrez, Wine Advocate

Available: 9

Price: $24.00


  • 94WA

Bodega Chacra Chardonnay 2021, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Río Negro, Patagonia

"This has a complex yet refined nose of sliced apples, peach pits, smoked almonds, wet stones, chalk and white pepper. Hints of beeswax, juniper and cedar, too. It’s medium-bodied, elegant and light-footed, yet powerful, too. Creamy layers of stones and stone fruit slowly evolve to blanched almonds and nougat. Very long and precise. Try this from 2024. From biodynamically grown grapes." ​98 Points, James Suckling

Available: 10

Price: $91.00


  • 98JS

Bodega Chacra Chardonnay Mainqué 2021, 0.75L
Chardonnay from Río Negro, Patagonia

"Fresh apricots, white strawberries, cream, crushed stones and lemon meringue on the nose. Subtle spice, such as anise, white pepper and lemon grass. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a textured, phenolic palate. Very fresh and focused with persistency and tense layers of white fruit and minerals. Drink or hold. From biodynamically grown grapes." 94 Points James Suckling

Available: 20

Price: $45.00


  • 94JS

Bodega Chacra Pinot Noir Sin Azufre 2021, 0.75L
Pinot Noir from Río Negro, Patagonia

"Very fresh aromas of cranberries, fresh blueberries, stones, pomegranates, stems, violets and lemon zest. It’s medium-bodied with very fine, powdery tannins. So clean and juicy. Mineral, layered and transparent. Taut finish. Fruit from Cincuenta y Cinco vineyard. No sulfites added. Drink from 2023. From biodynamically grown grapes." ​96 Points James Suckling

Available: 18

Price: $36.00


  • 96JS