Achával-Ferrer

Finca Bella Vista Mendoza Malbec

9.220 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Tomato-Based, Beef, Potato, Venison, White Rice, Pork, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Pasta, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Pierre Costa

Excellent Malbec. Deep, dense, juicy, spicy and chocolate finish.

Excellent Malbec. Deep, dense, juicy, spicy and chocolate finish.

Oct 1st, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

On the nose; violet perfumed cassis, black raspberries, raspberries, plum, grassy notes, dark chocolate, bit of herbaceous and great purple florals.

On the palate; the body is medium to full. The tannins are firm, meaty & chewy. Fruits are ripe; black raspberries, raspberries, plum, crushed dry rocks, loamy dry top soil, leather, some pepper, light spice, dry tobacco, grassy notes, fresh red & violets, nice acidity with a nice balanced finish.

Photos of; open top fermenters with Malbec in them, outside tasting lounge for a nice day like Sunday and their Estate vines with Andes in the background.

On the nose; violet perfumed cassis, black raspberries, raspberries, plum, grassy notes, dark chocolate, bit of herbaceous and great purple florals.

On the palate; the body is medium to full. The tannins are firm, meaty & chewy. Fruits are ripe; black raspberries, raspberries, plum, crushed dry rocks, loamy dry top soil, leather, some pepper, light spice, dry tobacco, grassy notes, fresh red & violets, nice acidity with a nice balanced finish.

Photos of; open top fermenters with Malbec in them, outside tasting lounge for a nice day like Sunday and their Estate vines with Andes in the background.

Apr 25th, 2018
Don Miller

Decant prior to drinking - 1hr

Decant prior to drinking - 1hr

Nov 7th, 2019
Laura Buergler

Taco night at the Jordan's

Taco night at the Jordan's

Jul 9th, 2017
Jen Dodd

Upon opening, still a little tightly wound but after some decanting and time, a beautiful Malbec true to its flavors.

Upon opening, still a little tightly wound but after some decanting and time, a beautiful Malbec true to its flavors.

Jun 6th, 2017
Pat Bateman

Another great one directly from a barrel sample at Achaval Ferrer's vinyard

Another great one directly from a barrel sample at Achaval Ferrer's vinyard

Apr 30th, 2016
Jonathan Pytko

My favorite of the bunch tasting at the winery. More complexity throughout the palette and more subtle oak.

My favorite of the bunch tasting at the winery. More complexity throughout the palette and more subtle oak.

Jan 14th, 2016
Laura Buergler

Wine tasting at Achaval Ferrer in Mendoza

Wine tasting at Achaval Ferrer in Mendoza

Dec 28th, 2015
Matt Nason

Don't leave me.

Don't leave me.

Aug 16th, 2016
Björn Ekmehag

Björn had this 2 years ago

Björn had this 2 years ago

Jun 20th, 2020