2014 Achával Ferrer Malbec Mendoza
This is so savory and subtle with lemon and blackberry character. Full-bodied, yet dense and refined. Such beauty. Pure.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The nose of the 2014 Malbec is remarkably similar to the 2013 showing high-pitched aromas of wild berries and flowers. Its in the palate where you find a little more savoriness, perhaps more spicy flavors with a slightly bitter finish. It's a blend of grapes from different location across Mendoza that represents very well what is the Achával-Ferrer interpretation of Malbec. (LG)
Wine & Spirits
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Very fresh and directed and lively. Good energy, kerpow! (JR)
A ripe red, with flavors of roasted plum and macerated cherry. Asian spice notes dominate the zesty finish. (KM)
Achával Ferrer's Mendoza Malbec is always the most forward, immediately pleasurable, and affordable of this leading winery's lineup. For those of you who love Malbec's mixture of plum and berry fruit, this is the perfect Malbec for you. Year after year, it is a wine that is lively on the palate, and brighter tasting than many of its similarly priced competitors. The consistent quality is no surprise, given the careful sourcing of fruit from long-term contracted, mature vineyards in Lujan de Cuyo, San Carlos (Uco Valley) and Medrano. Aged in French oak for a brief 9 months, this elegant mid-weight, with plum and huckleberry fruit flavors and lovely acid balance, shows that Malbec does not need to be over-oaked or over-extracted, and indeed is all the better for delivering the simple, fruitier, more food friendly side of its personality. (Joe Manekin, K&L South American Wine Buyer)