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Date Printed: 9/2/2014
Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2006
Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2006
(search item no. 97426)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/2/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2011 James Suckling rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2006 Quimera reveals a similar luxurious personality, layers of flavor, and a finish that just won't quit. This sensational wine can be enjoyed in its succulent youth but should still be going strong in 12-15 years.

In a brief period of time, Achaval Ferrer has become one of Argentina's benchmark wineries. A visit to the winery in April 2008 was eye-opening. They export 85% of their production, 40% to the USA. The newest releases will not disappoint."
-Wine Advocate

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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.