Achaval Ferrer Malbec 2011, Mendoza

Malbec Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

$25.95 (24737)

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90 pts
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August 31, 2013

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This pours dark ruby-purple. It has a very rich, captivating floral boysenberry/plummy fruit nose, with licorice,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Another pure, classy, refined, blue fruit-inflected version of malbec from Mendoza, with well above average class,...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Richly aromatic with big peppery, cola, black liquorice, black cherry, plum, smoky notes mixed with flecks of cedar,...

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Community Reviews (8)

Brad Mate
Brad Mate

The nose is seductive - perfume like offering fresh cherries, violets and rose petals, herbal cough syrup, mint, cherry-chocolates and more. Very seductive. The palate is smooth and creamy with super fine tannins. It has a long herbal induced finish. Punches way above the price!

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P David
P David

Absolutely delicious. Smooooth and full of flavor. Not dry. First time trying a Malbec. Great wine for good price.
Tasted Nov 2013.

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Tony  G
Tony G

Excellent with herb encrusted BBQ leg of lamb. Ready now, Sept 2015.

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Alexander Powell
Alexander Powell

This is a great malbec, and an impressive value at the currently reduced price of 24.95. A real pie full of blueberry, black plum and concord grape on the nose, combined with aggressive violet and medicinal notes. On the palate is it indeed very suave, well-woven and complete; swathed in dark fruit pie and purple flowers, with a graceful texture, smooth acids; and something of a minerality!? Drinking now perhaps its best on day 3; and after attending the Chilean wine show last night, my first thought was that they all could learn a thing or two from this wine.

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Vladimir Torres
Vladimir Torres

A beautiful Malbec...

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

This Malbec took me by surprise, and I was taken where I would rather not go. Maybe there was too much "blue-fruit inflected" or liquorice or mint or herbal cough syrup, but I did not get the rich taste I expect from a good Malbec. But I understand why others might think it is a good wine.

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