Achával-Ferrer

Finca Mirador Malbec

9.2120 ratings
9.125 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose; more round ruby, ripe, perfumed, dark cassis, sweet candied black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, raspberries, candied violets, sweet dark rich soils and perfumed purple florals.

On the palate, the body is full. The palate is richer and the tannins are more velvety but, are still sticky and a bit chewy. The fruits are perfumed, ruby, ripe; black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, creamy raspberries and cherries & strawberries as it opens. Dark rich soils, used coffee grounds, dark chocolate, some mocha & caramel, gravely dry soils, cigar, soft leather, light pepper, good, round acidity and a nice balanced finish.

Photos of our host Cecilia and photos around the property.

On the nose; more round ruby, ripe, perfumed, dark cassis, sweet candied black plum, blackberries, black raspberries, raspberries, candied violets, sweet dark rich soils and perfumed purple florals.

On the palate, the body is full. The palate is richer and the tannins are more velvety but, are still sticky and a bit chewy. The fruits are perfumed, ruby, ripe; black raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, creamy raspberries and cherries & strawberries as it opens. Dark rich soils, used coffee grounds, dark chocolate, some mocha & caramel, gravely dry soils, cigar, soft leather, light pepper, good, round acidity and a nice balanced finish.

Photos of our host Cecilia and photos around the property.

Apr 25th, 2018
Jeff Lander

My first from here. Not expecting this from a Malbec. Cool and lean with bright crisp fruit. Great with Asian style beef tartare.

My first from here. Not expecting this from a Malbec. Cool and lean with bright crisp fruit. Great with Asian style beef tartare.

1 person found it helpfulJun 1st, 2014
Molly H.

East Mendoza at its best.

East Mendoza at its best.

Nov 22nd, 2014
Mia Nichetti-Bustamante

The 2010 vintage is definitely better than 2011.

The 2010 vintage is definitely better than 2011.

Sep 19th, 2014
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Enjoyed this last night...stellar Malbec!

Enjoyed this last night...stellar Malbec!

Mar 8th, 2014
Renato Hoyle

Vanilla, cedar, cranberry

Vanilla, cedar, cranberry

Mar 6th, 2014
Chuy Galvan

Sommelier & Educator Titan Wines

9.5

1L

1L

Oct 31st, 2013
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.7

Hello Mendoza!!! Big, big Malbec based blend. I used to love Vallé Escondido Mélosa Red blend, but this one takes the cake. Earthy, dark blueberry with a tinge of smoky impression. I love it! $102 - 92pts.

Hello Mendoza!!! Big, big Malbec based blend. I used to love Vallé Escondido Mélosa Red blend, but this one takes the cake. Earthy, dark blueberry with a tinge of smoky impression. I love it! $102 - 92pts.

Sep 23rd, 2013
Gobindjit S. Dhaliwal

Incredible aromatics revealing dark cherries, raspberries, blackberries,blueberries, violets, tar, black truffles, cacao, graphite, leather, and crushed stones. Ripe fruits on the palate with licorice, espresso, dark chocolate, and charcoal on the midpalate. A long lasting finish with sweet spices, creamy vanilla, crushed stones, and ploshed tannins. Fresh after 9 years, impressive wine!

Incredible aromatics revealing dark cherries, raspberries, blackberries,blueberries, violets, tar, black truffles, cacao, graphite, leather, and crushed stones. Ripe fruits on the palate with licorice, espresso, dark chocolate, and charcoal on the midpalate. A long lasting finish with sweet spices, creamy vanilla, crushed stones, and ploshed tannins. Fresh after 9 years, impressive wine!

Sep 7th, 2013
Chuy Galvan

Sommelier & Educator Titan Wines

9.2

Argentina at its finest

Argentina at its finest

Jul 6th, 2013