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Date Printed: 7/11/2014
Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2011
Achaval-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2011
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Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 7/11/2014: $23.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense, pure, full colors and young aromas. This wine completes Achaval Ferrer's vision of Malbec. Rich with luscious raspberry and macerated currant, Mendoza Malbec has dark, juicy finish. This wine is vivid and racy in character. The winery wishes to honor the insignia variety of Mendoza and to emphasize all the characteristics of this unique cepage. The work in the vineyards reinforces leaf system over root system, and emphasizes the soul of the fruit.
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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.