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2011 ACHAVAL- FERRER MALBEC FINCA MIRADOR 750ML
2011 ACHAVAL- FERRER MALBEC FINCA MIRADOR 750ML
 
Bottle Price $80.99
Year 2011
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Malbec
Country Argentina

Product Code: 3103713
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RATINGS: 95pts Parker; 96pts WS

Founded in 1998, Achaval Ferrer is a team of friends who dream about great wines. Achaval Ferrer is also a collection of old vineyards in beautiful places. They are committed to the production of wines that are expressive of their terroir. They are a small winery because this is the key to top quality. Low yields allow the vineyards to express their personality in the grapes. Low intervention winemaking allows the grapes to fully express their vineyard in the bottle. Each of their wines is a different expresson of Malbec: The Mendoza Malbec is about varietal tipicity. Their Quimera blend is about Malbec as the key to complexity and balance. And their Fincas (Single Vineyards) are about how Malbec expresses different soils and microclimates.

TASTING NOTES: The Wine Advocate "The vines in Finca Mirador were planted half in 1928 and half in 1942, the latter pruned double Guyot. The 2010 Finca Mirador is from the Medrano sub region, originating from heavier, clayey soils and aged in new French barrels for 16 months. The nose is more expressive than the Finca Bella Vista with cassis and blueberry aromas imbued with a sorbet like freshness and vivacity. After 20 minutes, there is an estuarine, oyster shell scent emerging. The palate is medium bodied with very fine tannins and a surprising sense of reserve and sophistication that could probably show Bordeaux a few lessons in restraint! It draws you in to its complexity and its precise, delineated finish of black currant pastille, sea salt and crushed stone that lingers long in the mouth. This is an outstanding Argentinean Malbec. Drink 2016 2035."

Wine Spectator "This pure, racy red exhibits a dark side, with layers of spice, graphite and maduro tobacco to the crushed raspberry, blackberry and concentrated cassis fruit. Needs time in the cellar. Best from 2015 through 2022."
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