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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2010
Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2010
(search item no. 118872)
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Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Expressive flavors of black cherry, raspberry, violets, and cedar, Quimera is complex, layered and rich. It is recommended that wine decant at least an hour before drinking. This wine can be cellared for 10-20 years.

A blend of 38% old vine Malbec from Medrano and from Lujan de Cuyo; 24%, Merlot from Tupungato; 24% old vine Cabernet Sauvignon from Medrano and from Tupungato; and 14% Cabernet Franc from Tupungato.

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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.