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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec 2008
Achaval-Ferrer Finca Mirador Malbec 2008
(search item no. 109192)
collectible wine
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 96 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

With Finca Mirador our goal is to allow the vineyard to express its "terroir". Malbec is the flagship red variety from Argentina. It has found in Mendoza its true home. We work as hard as necessary during eleven months in the vineyard, to produce grapes that will need very little intervention during the winemaking process. The climate, the viticulturural program, the irrigation management: Everything is thought as a step towards the goal of true expression of the vineyard.Finca Mirador's personality shines through the wine, vintage after vintage, with a recognizable and repeated signature.

A superb display of tasty new oak, lilac, spice, and black cherry, Finca Mirador has personality and structure.

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About Achával-Ferrer :

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.