Achával-Ferrer Red Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Merlot Malbec 2008

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Jammy, flowery nose. I am not generally a big fan of malbec on its own, but this was very nice. A gorgeous purple in the glass. Great aromas and... Read more

89 points. The nose is reminiscent of warm, buttered cinnamon rolls, with blueberry jam on the side. There is blackcurrant and black cherry at the... Read more

Creamy mouthfeel, light, thin legs, lots of cherry and blackberry nose. Surprisingly desireable, sneaky in that at the end of a bottle it leaves yo... Read more

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
08/01/2009

Jammy, flowery nose. I am not generally a big fan of malbec on its own, but this was very nice. A gorgeous purple in the glass. Great aromas and a nice complex wine.


Snooth User: Tyler Worth
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3.00 5
06/29/2011

89 points. The nose is reminiscent of warm, buttered cinnamon rolls, with blueberry jam on the side. There is blackcurrant and black cherry at the core, with a subtle, smoky note, black pepper, and lots of stone. Despite the hard, dark center to this wine’s aroma, there also seems to be a very soft citrus flower tone on the edges. Sweet tones of ripe fruit greet the palate. Deep red berry and blueberry preserves move into the mid palate, which seems dominated by blackcurrant juice and herbs. This wine is a little tight, and it would probably benefit from a few more years of aging, but right now subtle notes of coffee bean, dried orange peel, and forest herbs make an appearance, making me think that this wine will be much deeper with age. There is a lingering ashy finish that is a pretty impressive display of terroir, and a nice way to conclude a very serious wine. Good structure, solid complexity, and an all around good wine that will most likely age into something exciting. Source: What's Worth Drinking: http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/08/12/post-55-malbec-week-part-3-the-best-of-bec/


Snooth User: Dylan Gray
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3.50 5
07/12/2010

Creamy mouthfeel, light, thin legs, lots of cherry and blackberry nose. Surprisingly desireable, sneaky in that at the end of a bottle it leaves you wanting more and substitutes leave you disappointed. The only thing lacking is price point for the guests that so kindly brought it paid $24. At $12 it would be a dead certain purchase.


External Reviews for Achával-Ferrer Red Bordeaux Blend Cabernet Merlot Malbec

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
11/13/2009

91 Points - Wine Spectator "Really vivid, with plum and fig notes laced with a bright violet hint. The lingering finish lets raspberry and pastis notes chime in. Fleshy and concentrated, but pure, with mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2010." (07/09)


External Review
09/27/2011

This lovely red displays aromas of violet and crushed raspberry, following through to a medium-bodied palate, which lingers with a pleasant aftertaste of licorice and mint. Drink now.


External Review
05/19/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
09/27/2011

Ripe and concentrated, this simple, substantial malbec turns the volume up high on its oak and black fruit. It should mellow with two or three years in the bottle-or decant now for a grilled steak.


External Review
05/23/2011

The 2008 Malbec spent 9 months in French oak before bottling without fining or filtration. It is a glass-coating opaque purple with a bouquet of toast, violets, spice box, black cherry, and plum. Smooth-textured and sweetly fruited, it has excellent depth, savory flavors, and a lengthy finish. In our current economy, this is an ideal steak house wine.


External Review
05/31/2009

Very vivid, with plum and fig notes laced with a bright violet hint. Lingering finish lets raspberry and pastis notes chime in. Fleshy and concentrated, but pure, with mouthwatering acidity. Drink now through 2010.-J.M. Wine Spectator. A Malbec wine from Mendoza in Argentina. 2008 Achaval Ferrer Malbec 750ml


External Review
07/13/2010

Intense, pure, full colours and young aromas.


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386450 Snooth User: futtluse
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