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Achaval Ferrer "Quimera" Proprietary Red 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) - [RP 93] [WS 90]
Achaval Ferrer "Quimera" Proprietary Red 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) - Robert Parker [93] - Wine Spectator [90]


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Winery: Achaval Ferrer
Varietal: 40% Malbec, 22% Merlot, 20% Cab Sau, 14% cab Franc
Region: Mendoza, Argentina
Vintage: 2008
Bottle Size: 750 ml


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Notes From The Winemaker:

Achaval Ferrer is a boutique winery, located in the province of Mendoza, Argentina. The winery makes limited amounts of red wines, aiming for the highest quality possible. More than a business, it is a dream, with the idea of joining friends from Argentina and Italy in the task of finding the expression in wine of a great and beautiful place.

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2008 Quimera is a blend of 40% Malbec, 22% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, with the balance Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (a blend of all the traditional Bordeaux grapes except Carmenere). A glass-coating opaque purple, it delivers a superb nose of toasty black fruits and floral aromas leading to a rich, complex, savory wine that has terrific density combined with elegance, excellent concentration and volume, and a seamless finish. This pleasure-bent effort can be cellared for another 2-3 years and will be in its prime from 2012 to 2018. Achaval Ferrer is now firmly established as one of Argentina’s benchmark producers." (12/2010)

90 Points -
Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Dark and winey, delivering anise, plum sauce and mulled currant fruit carried by a dark graphite note. The long finish stretches out as this airs in the glass, with enough racy fruit to offset the slight raisined hint. Drink now. 3,073 cases made." –JM (10/15/2010)

Focus on Argentina
By Stephen Tanzer of International Wine Cellar

"My tastings of new releases from Argentina turned up a higher percentage of well-made wines than ever before, thanks in part to an extended run of very good to excellent vintages. My annual coverage features a generous selection of stunning values in the under-$20 range, as well as a growing number of world-class higher-priced items. In addition to malbec, cabernet sauvignon and torrontes stood out in my tastings this year."

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91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine (2007 vintage):
"Racy and pure, with creamy raspberry and boysenberry fruit that's nicely driven from behind by graphite and spice notes. The long, lingering finish lets a black tea note chime in. Delicious. Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2011. 5,280 cases made." –JM (7/31/2009)

90 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2007 vintage):
"($50; 38% malbec, 24% merlot, 24% cabernet sauvignon and 14% cab franc) Full medium ruby. Aromas of crushed blackberry, licorice, chocolatey oak and clove oil. Supple, sweet and full, but with lively acidity giving excellent delineation to the fresh blackberry and spice flavors. With its polished tannins and note of fruity peppercorn, the finish shows excellent lift." - Stephen Tanzer (Jan/Feb '10)

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