2020 Altos Las Hormigas "Colonia Las Liebres" Bonarda Mendoza

SKU #1608763 93 points Descorchados

Outer quote mark The first vintage of this wine was the 2003, and this year it has something new—10% from their own vineyards in Altamira, from the first year of production of vines planted in 2017. And although it's just a few drops, it has changed the style of this wine, lending it nerve and red fruit—crunchy sour cherries—that make a delicious wine with firm, sharp, and tense tannins that correspond to the texture that you normally find in mountain wines. And just 10% have transformed this classic. It's exciting to imagine a 100% bonarda from Altamira. Inner quote mark (1/2021)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Aromas of brambleberries, violets, herbs and licorice. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, powdery and chewy tannins. Flavorful with a pleasant, lightly bitter, floral character. From organically grown grapes. Inner quote mark (11/2021)

91 points Tim Atkin

Outer quote mark Often among my favourite value-for-money reds from Argentina, this is now a blend of grapes from Luján de Cuyo and (12%) Paraje Altamira, with the latter component adding a layer of freshness and precision. Juicy and deeply coloured, with plum and damson fruit and savoury tannins. Inner quote mark (5/2021)

90 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark 90+ points "They define their approachable and very affordable red 2020 Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda Clásica, a wine created in 2003 that has had great commercial success, as a bistrot or trattoria wine that they started to give relevance to the grape, the most planted in Argentina, that until then was relegated to blends and anonymous table wines. The house style is to keep moderate alcohol and good freshness that this year blends 90% of their grapes from Luján de Cuyo and, for the first time, 10% grapes from their new property Jardín de Altamira where the limestone soils and higher altitude already add tension to the wine even in a warmer year like 2020. It fermented in 3,000-liter stainless steel vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in concrete. It has a very expressive nose with notes of wild herbs and plants, very juicy and tasty, primary and straightforward, medium-bodied and balanced. This is very easy to drink and really very good for what it is." (LG) 90+ Inner quote mark (3/2021)

90 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2020 Bonarda Colonia Las Liebres is mostly from a vineyard in Luján de Cuyo, but 10% of the grapes were grown in Altamira. Unaged, it is a deep violet in the glass. A pure, mild nose of plum and raspberry with herbal hints. In the mouth, it’s gentle, and lean, enhanced by a freshness that dials up the volume. Nimble and juicy, this is a thirst-quenching wine of bold, grippy flavor. (JH) Inner quote mark (11/2021)

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