2012 Achaval Ferrer Malbec

Category: Argentina SKU: 12770 Size: 750 ml
Brand: Achaval Ferrer
Region: Mendoza
Varietal: Malbec Style: Red Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
Ratings: WA 91 WS 91
Price: $18.99
Reg: $25.99
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2012 Achaval Ferrer Malbec

Winemaker's Notes:

Intense, pure, full colours and young aromas. This wine completes our vision of Malbec. We wish to honour the insignia variety of Mendoza. We want to emphasize all the characteristics of this unique cepage. Our work in the vineyards reinforces leaf system over root system, and emphasizes the soul of the fruit. Our objective is to preserve the vertebral column of variety. The wine was aged during 9 months in French Oak barrels. We took special care to preserve the necessary balance between wood and fruit without losing its spontaneity.

Reviews

Wine Advocate 91 Points

The 2012 Malbec (first vintage was 2003) is a blend of three vineyards from Medrano, one from Lujan, one from Gualtallary (the highest altitude) and one from La Consulta in the Uco Valley. There is a short fermentation (7 days) but it resulted in a very dark-colored, ripe wine with aromas of blackberries, a touch of red fruit, and hints of smoke and spices. It is quite intense. The old vines are always different in the nose and the palate and this feels like an old-vine Malbec, medium-bodied palate, supple, mineral, rounder, velvety, grapy and silkier. Tannin and alcohol are well-integrated and in the background. Drink now-2018.-LG

Wines Spectator 91 Points

Fresh and floral, featuring crushed raspberry and racy cherry notes on a minerally frame, with silky tannins marking the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2017. 15,000 cases made. –NW