Achával-Ferrer

Mendoza Malbec

8.9794 ratings
8.856 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
"Odedi"

Dark purple in color with a purple rim.

Great nose of blackberries, black currants, vegetables, earth, bell pepper, wood, light vanilla, leather, red candy, spices and peppercorn.


Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.


Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, vanilla, wood, vegetables, earth, celery, bell pepper, beef jerky peppercorn, spices, herbs and pencil lead.


Medium finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.


This is a nice Malbec from Mendoza. Showing nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Could use 3 to 5 years in the bottle to mature. Still very earthy with lots of green notes.


Needs 2 hours to open up properly, which I did not have unfortunately, but it is still enjoyable by itself. A good food wine to accompany a big piece of steak. 100% Malbec grapes.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20.

Dark purple in color with a purple rim.

Great nose of blackberries, black currants, vegetables, earth, bell pepper, wood, light vanilla, leather, red candy, spices and peppercorn.


Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.


Dry on the palate with blueberries, cherries, vanilla, wood, vegetables, earth, celery, bell pepper, beef jerky peppercorn, spices, herbs and pencil lead.


Medium finish with firm tannins and tangy cranberries.


This is a nice Malbec from Mendoza. Showing nice complexity and a nice mouthfeel. Could use 3 to 5 years in the bottle to mature. Still very earthy with lots of green notes.


Needs 2 hours to open up properly, which I did not have unfortunately, but it is still enjoyable by itself. A good food wine to accompany a big piece of steak. 100% Malbec grapes.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$20.

May 20th, 2018
Dan Pugh

Rich, slightly sweet and roundly fruity. Has a lot of dark plum skins and some nice buttery notes. Hints of nutmeg and a little earth. Nice to sip by itself, but would be great with spicy food.

Rich, slightly sweet and roundly fruity. Has a lot of dark plum skins and some nice buttery notes. Hints of nutmeg and a little earth. Nice to sip by itself, but would be great with spicy food.

5 people found it helpfulOct 11th, 2014
Hilary McCown

Both bright and dark at the same time. High mineral content with dark fruit (plum skin and purple berries), tannins, medium bodied with oak tannin. Vanilla, cola, oak, and plum on the finish. Fantastic quality, a reason to love Argentine Malbec. #worldmalbecday

Both bright and dark at the same time. High mineral content with dark fruit (plum skin and purple berries), tannins, medium bodied with oak tannin. Vanilla, cola, oak, and plum on the finish. Fantastic quality, a reason to love Argentine Malbec. #worldmalbecday

4 people found it helpfulApr 18th, 2015
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

8.0

Achaval Ferrer's 2012 Mendozan Malbec--Blk pepper, dk raspbry, lifted blueberry & jerky entice the nose as mouthfuls of brite dusty cherry please the palate.

Achaval Ferrer's 2012 Mendozan Malbec--Blk pepper, dk raspbry, lifted blueberry & jerky entice the nose as mouthfuls of brite dusty cherry please the palate.

4 people found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2015
Corey Zamora, CSW

Brilliant purple color, silky body with a velvety finish. Very nice, threw a ton of sediment though.

Brilliant purple color, silky body with a velvety finish. Very nice, threw a ton of sediment though.

4 people found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2014
Fernando Motta

La mejor alternativa de la lista de vinos de market. Fantástico con el 30 days aged Angus NY.

La mejor alternativa de la lista de vinos de market. Fantástico con el 30 days aged Angus NY.

2 people found it helpfulJan 11th, 2014
James Gourley

Good, drinkable Malbec. The fruit was a bit more tart than I was expecting but there was a minerally complexity that kept it interesting.

Good, drinkable Malbec. The fruit was a bit more tart than I was expecting but there was a minerally complexity that kept it interesting.

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2016
Sean Trapani

Founder/Educator Wine Fluent, Consultant ABC Fine Wines & Spirits

8.7

Full bodied with syrupy black and blue fruits and very little secondary flavors. Pair it with a Steak Au Poive or other aggressively spiced, rich beef dish.

Full bodied with syrupy black and blue fruits and very little secondary flavors. Pair it with a Steak Au Poive or other aggressively spiced, rich beef dish.

Apr 7th, 2017
mattswineworld

Ripe, fruity, tasty, and dark.

Ripe, fruity, tasty, and dark.

Oct 12th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.3

Overripe black Cherry, raisins, fresh cut Violet's, and that always present wet dirt component I have decided to call "Mendoza Mud." Nicely oaked but not overpowering.

Overripe black Cherry, raisins, fresh cut Violet's, and that always present wet dirt component I have decided to call "Mendoza Mud." Nicely oaked but not overpowering.

Aug 12th, 2016