Achaval Ferrer Malbec 2012, Mendoza

Malbec Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina

$25.95 (24737)

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90 pts
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May 10, 2014

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This deep purple ruby young malbec has a very generous, plummy, blackberry nose with all kinds of florality, vanillin...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

I appreciate the lovely, open, highly floral expression of malbec from Achaval Ferrer, and I find this, their...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Juicy, floral and feminine with notes of wild herbs, juicy black and red currants, oodles of depth and a jelly-like...

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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 (4)

Bob Penney
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Craig Osborn
Craig Osborn

Tasted June 2015.

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Vladimir Torres
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Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

There's a good deal of depth and complexity in this big, bold Malbec, with aromas of plum, blackberry, mocha, cola, cinnamon, clove, black pepper, violet, and herbs leading to a dense mouthfeel with similarly rich and spicy flavour elements, and there's good structure even if it does come across as excessively sweet and syrupy. But the heat (14.5%) is just too much, all in all, preventing the elements from speaking for themselves, and by the second day, while interesting meaty notes appear, the fruit is all but gone, their absence serving to highlight the basic problems.

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