A Best Bet To Be Included In The Top 100 Of 2012
The 2011 Achaval Ferrer Malbec is the highest rated Malbec under $20 that the Wine Spectator has ever rated. With its 92 point score and bargain price we feel it’s a shoe-in for the Top 100 of 2012. In fact, the highest rated Malbec with a list price of $25 or under has made the Top 100 every year since 2003 so we like our chances. We just hope we have some leftover when the Top 100 comes out in November!
The 2011 Achaval Ferrer Malbec is sourced from three vineyards in the Mendoza region of Argentina. The average age of the vines are about 50 years old, with some of the vines being 80 years old.
A juicy Malbec with loads of blueberries, raspberries, and some blackberry, the 2011 Achaval Ferrer Malbec is very silky and rounded with no hard edges.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Very pure, with a beam of raspberry coulis, blackberry and cherry pulp notes that pump out layers of spice, flint and wildflowers. Juicy yet structured, with a mineral edge to the long, savory finish. Drink now through 2015. 13,000 cases imported. –NW