Ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit meet tarry mineral and accents of licorice, spiced orange peel and herb in this chewy, medium-bodied red. The bold flavor and structure are deftly knit into a graceful and harmonious package, with the spice and mineral character lingering on the finish. Best from 2020 through 2030. 750 cases made. (Oct 31, 2018)
Fuligni is one of the truly great estates in Brunello di Montalcino. Even in poor years, they are able to triumph with amazing efforts that will age for decades. James Suckling and Kerin O’Keefe have given this wine a pair of 95 Point Ratings.
2014 Altos Las Hormigas, Reserve Malbec on sale by the bottle or 6 pack. Call the store for pricing. Reserve your bottles now.
Luis Gutiérrez wrote: “There is quite a jump in price for the 2014 Malbec Reserve. Here the grapes are grown on chalky soils with round stones in Altamira, Gualtallary and a touch of Vista Flores (that they are not using anymore) that fermented with indigenous yeasts and without any acid correction. The wine was aged in untoasted 3,500-liter oak foudres for 16 months. There is also a jump in quality, a serious wine where the minerality and freshness rule. This wine will please more advanced drinkers, with its subtle minerality, its balance and tasty, almost salty finish. This is a sleek, fine and elegant representation of the limestone soils of the Valle de Uco.”