Uncork This - Altos Las Hormigas 2007 Malbec Mendoza (Argentina)
The name, Las Hormigas, translates to 'the ants' since the vineyards are covered with critters that eat everything except the vines themselves. The protected fruit results in a wine oozing with mouth-filling black cherry, plums, licorice and soft leather. Itís dry with medium tannins and a lush, earthy finish. Sw=1. $10. 3.5 stars.
This wine is featured in this week's Corkscrew column - Red wines for the summer.