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Achaval Ferrer Mirador Malbec 2011 750ml 2010
Sku: 48471
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:     (3)
Product Information
Country: Argentina
Region: Cuyo
Sub-Region: Mendoza
Grape Varietal: Malbec
Type: Still wine
 
Reg. $79.99

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Wine Advocate 95 points - Good ruby-red, not quite as lucid as the Finca Altamira. Rather wild aromas of tobacco, pepper, herbs, roast coffee and game. Supple and surprisingly open-knit, with a bit less energy to its concentrated dark fruit flavors than the Finca Altamira bottling is showing today. The least tightly coiled of the three top wines from Achaval Ferrer and likely to be the earliest drinker. 91+ Points

Wine Spectator 94 points - The vines in Finca Mirador were planted half in 1928 and half in 1942, the latter pruned double-Guyot. The 2010 Finca Mirador is from the Medrano sub-region, originating from heavier, clayey soils and aged in new French barrels for 16 months. The nose is more expressive than the Finca Bella Vista with cassis and blueberry aromas imbued with a sorbet like freshness and vivacity. After 20 minutes, there is an estuarine, oyster shell scent emerging. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins and a surprising sense of reserve and sophistication that could probably show Bordeaux a few lessons in restraint! It draws you in to its complexity and its precise, delineated finish of black currant pastille, sea salt and crushed stone that lingers long in the mouth. This is an outstanding Argentinean Malbec. Drink 2016-2035.
Dark, racy and aromatic, as hints of spice box, cedar and underbrush highlight the pure blackberry, cassis and raspberry flavors. Well-balanced, as fine tannins and a long, complex finish show off the wine’s pedigree. Drink now through 2019.—N.W.

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At Achaval- Ferrer, we are united by the passion to make great wines, which are faithful gifts of the soil from where they begin. We are a group of friends from Argentina and Italy, together since 1998, sharing dreams and undertakings, challenging ourselves to the commitment to base all of our work on extreme quality and respect for the earth. Santiago Achaval Becú, Manuel Ferrer Minetti, Marcelo Victoria y Diego Rosso and the Italians; Tiziano Siviero y Roberto Cipresso. Roberto, is a renowned Italian winemaker and specialist in small production and high quality wines.