Achaval-Ferrer Malbec Finca Bella Vista 2008

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An alluring bouquet of incense, violets, black cherry and blackberry, this wine is voluptuous and lengthy.

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This has softened nicely but is still quite youthful. Wonderful balance to the juicy plum fruit and mineral toned palate. The finish is a bit loose... Read more

look = 8/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 12/20; total = 34/50 Read more

Old Vine Malbec from a high altitude vineyard in the mountains of Mendoza. Achaval Ferrer's Bella Vista Malbec is quite impressive in the 2010 vint... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Achaval-Ferrer Malbec Finca Bella Vista

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 09/22/2008

This has softened nicely but is still quite youthful. Wonderful balance to the juicy plum fruit and mineral toned palate. The finish is a bit loose though and this took a bit of time to really begin to offer compelling aromatics so i guess another year or two of cellaring is needed to see this at peak. 2010-2016


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Snooth User: mistersplice
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Vintage: 2009 05/18/2012

look = 8/10, smell = 14/20, taste = 12/20; total = 34/50

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Vintage: 2010 12/04/2012

Old Vine Malbec from a high altitude vineyard in the mountains of Mendoza. Achaval Ferrer's Bella Vista Malbec is quite impressive in the 2010 vintage - Spectator Top 10!!!


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

The Bella Vista is always based on four hectares planted in 1910 and is normally the second vineyard harvested each year. The 2010 Finca Bella Vista is a pure Malbec from Lujan de Cuyo located at 980 meters altitude. Fermented in cement and aged for ... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2010 Achaval Ferrer Finca Finca Bella Vista 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2010 10/05/2012

Dark and powerful, yet elegant, with a delicious core of crushed raspberry, blackberry and damson plum notes tightly woven with silky tannins. The minerally finish lingers on with layered flavors of wildflowers, melted licorice and spice box. Drink ... Wine Spectator. A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2010 Achaval Ferrer Finca Finca Bella Vista 750ml


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Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

The 2009 Finca Bella Vista was sourced from a vineyard planted in 1910 giving a miserly yield of 0.75 tons per acre. It displays slightly blacker fruit, a bit more depth and opulence, and a finish that seems endless. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring and enjoy it from 2016 to 2029+. (90+-year-old vines grown at 3,100 feet; 14 h/h; all three of these high-end malbecs spent 15 months in all-new French oak): Deep, bright ruby. Brooding aromas of blackberry, tar, licorice, violet and bitter chocolate. Dense, suave and vibrant, with superb inner-mouth energy to the black fruit, licorice and violet flavors. Really beautifully integrated acidity shows an almost peppery pungency. Finishes very long and lively, with noble, fine-grained tannins and a palate-saturating impression of extract. Shows good cut to the dense boysenberry, blackberry and crushed raspberry notes, which are supported by silky tannins and vibrant acidity. Layers of hot stone, spice and vi...


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 03/19/2013

Shows good cut to the dense boysenberry, blackberry and crushed raspberry notes, which are supported by silky tannins and vibrant acidity. Layers of hot stone, spice and violet slowly stretch out on the tightly wound finish. Malbec. Drink now through... Wine Spectator. A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2009 Achaval Ferrer Finca Finca Bella Vista 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 01/05/2012

A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2009 Achaval Ferrer Finca Finca Bella Vista 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2009 02/03/2012

The 2009 Finca Bella Vista was sourced from a vineyard planted in 1910 giving a miserly yield of 0.75 tons per acre. It displays slightly blacker fruit, a bit more depth and opulence, and a finish that seems endless. Give it 5-6 years of cellaring an... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2009 Achaval Ferrer Finca Finca Bella Vista 1500ml


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142448 Snooth User: drsint
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142448 Snooth User: drsint
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142448 Snooth User: drsint
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03/05/2011

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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03/05/2011

142448 Snooth User: drsint
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03/05/2011

Winemaker's Notes:

An alluring bouquet of incense, violets, black cherry and blackberry, this wine is voluptuous and lengthy.

An alluring bouquet of incense, violets, black cherry and blackberry, this wine is voluptuous and lengthy.

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