2017 Altos Las Hormigas Malbec Appellation Paraje Altamira. 92+ points.
Stephen Tanzer wrote: “Dark ruby. Ripe aromas of blackberry, violet and chocolate are energized by a chalky element. Rich and densely packed, conveying some very ripe notes but still with impressive saline energy in the middle palate. Classically dry and fine-grained, with a hint of leathery rusticity giving the wine a distinct Old World quality. Still quite tight and chalky in the mouth, with accents of oregano, thyme, sage and flowers contributing to the impression of sharp definition. Finishes with a firm dusting of tannins and rising salty length. Give this wine at least a couple more years in the cellar before pulling the cork.”