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Achaval Ferrer Malbec 2018

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The 2012 Malbec (first vintage was 2003) is a blend of three vineyards from Medrano, one from Lujan, one from Gualtallary (the highest altitude) and one from La Consulta in the Uco Valley. There is a short fermentation (7 days) but it resulted in a very dark-colored, ripe wine with aromas of blackberries, a touch of red fruit, and hints of smoke and spices. It is quite intense. The old vines are always different in the nose and the palate and this feels like an old-vine Malbec, medium-bodied palate, supple, mineral, rounder, velvety, grapy and silkier. Tannin and alcohol are well-integrated and in the background. Drink now.

92 Points - James Suckling    Attractive cassis and blueberry aromas here with a swathe of crushed violet flowers. The palate has a very supple and smooth core of fresh red plums that offer a fleshy and smooth ride to the finish. Drink or hold.

91 Points - Wilfred Wong of Wine    The 2018 Achaval Ferrer Malbec is an excellent wine showing richness and length. This wine offers expansive aromas and flavors of black fruit, savory spices, and licorice. Pair it with oven-roasted short ribs.

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