Achaval Ferrer Malbec Finca Bella Vista Mendoza 2008

  • WA
    98
  • WS
    93
  • IWC
    92+
Varietal:
Malbec
Region:
Argentina : Mendoza
Producer:
Achaval Ferrer
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98-100 Point Wines, 90+ Ratings
Size Price Qty
750ml
$110.00
Quantity Available: 1
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Reviews

  • Wine Advocate

    Jay Miller
    December 2010
    98 The 2008 Finca Bella Vista has it all. Purple/black in color, it displays an exotic, sexy nose, dense layered fruit, and 5-7 years of aging potential. Satin-textured, mouth-coating, and very long in the finish, it will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2028.
  • Wine Spectator

    James Molesworth
    October 15, 2010
    93 This delivers piercing aromas of violet and anise, backed by racy black licorice, blackberry and boysenberry fruit that courses along with graphite, black tea and mineral notes. The superlong finish has nicely embedded acidity. Drink now through 2015. 980 cases made.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    February 2011
    92+ ($120; old-vines malbec; like the Finca Mirador, this is from a crop level of just 14 hectoliters per hectare) Bright, dark ruby. Very pure but subdued nose offers ripe scents of cassis, licorice, mocha, dark chocolate and medicinal herbs. Broad, concentrated and extremely primary but not yet sweet or filled in, with strong acidity apparent through the very long finish. This, too, will need extended aging to come into harmony and show its detail. The biggest but the least expressive today of these single-finca wines. These are classic examples of the 2008 vintage, and I would not be surprised if they merited scores in the mid-90s seven or eight years down the road.