Achával-Ferrer

Mendoza Malbec

8.729 ratings
8.82 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
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Founded in 1998, Achaval-Ferrer is a team of friends who make great wines. Starting off, 2017 was a good harvest, from a great producer. Aromas of fresh berry fruit, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with sweet herb notes. Soft fine tannins, lingering well balanced with acidity with fresh mineral ending. Great value!

Founded in 1998, Achaval-Ferrer is a team of friends who make great wines. Starting off, 2017 was a good harvest, from a great producer. Aromas of fresh berry fruit, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with sweet herb notes. Soft fine tannins, lingering well balanced with acidity with fresh mineral ending. Great value!

1 person found it helpfulDec 11th, 2018
Jonathan Shoup

Deepest earth flavor I’ve ever tasted with zero fruit. Slightly alcoholic and crisp but not too acidic. My wife loves it and it left us a killer “wine face.”

Deepest earth flavor I’ve ever tasted with zero fruit. Slightly alcoholic and crisp but not too acidic. My wife loves it and it left us a killer “wine face.”

Oct 26th, 2020
Christina Seward

DISGUSTING

DISGUSTING

May 30th, 2020
Daniel

Black and tasty.. love it

Black and tasty.. love it

Sep 22nd, 2019
Electric Brother

Surprising, beautiful finish. A gentle giant! :-)

Surprising, beautiful finish. A gentle giant! :-)

May 26th, 2019
Jenny Winbom

Amazing wine! 💞

Amazing wine! 💞

Apr 6th, 2019
ESF
8.6

Atypical Argentine Malbec for sure: this reminded me of some old, rustic Cahors - stinky barnyard, manure, burnt rubber & a green bell pepper herbaceousness dominated the nose for the first 45 mins. Almost gave up on this, but eventually some black fruit emerged, some prune, licorice/anise and soil. Mid to full bodied but carries itself well. Smooth thru finish. Not sure if this is going thru a weird phase but this was truly unusual.

Atypical Argentine Malbec for sure: this reminded me of some old, rustic Cahors - stinky barnyard, manure, burnt rubber & a green bell pepper herbaceousness dominated the nose for the first 45 mins. Almost gave up on this, but eventually some black fruit emerged, some prune, licorice/anise and soil. Mid to full bodied but carries itself well. Smooth thru finish. Not sure if this is going thru a weird phase but this was truly unusual.

Dec 23rd, 2018
Jeff Murray

This wine improved a bit with a little air time. The label says this wine expresses “pure tipicity” which unbeknownst to me up until now is the quality of a wine being typical of it ms geographic provenance (hat tip Oxford). Anyway it’s a very easy drinking, smooth wine. Almost no tannins, deep ruby red in the glass , and generally enjoyable flavor.

This wine improved a bit with a little air time. The label says this wine expresses “pure tipicity” which unbeknownst to me up until now is the quality of a wine being typical of it ms geographic provenance (hat tip Oxford). Anyway it’s a very easy drinking, smooth wine. Almost no tannins, deep ruby red in the glass , and generally enjoyable flavor.

Dec 19th, 2018
Teryn Murray

Was a nice full medium Malbec with great taste.

Was a nice full medium Malbec with great taste.

Nov 13th, 2018
Matt Lamers

Good but young wine, needed time to open up so got better as the night went on. Inky color with the classic darker berry flavors for Malbecs

Good but young wine, needed time to open up so got better as the night went on. Inky color with the classic darker berry flavors for Malbecs

Nov 5th, 2018