2006 Achával Ferrer "Quimera" Malbec/Cab/Merlot Mendoza SKU #1041557

$34.99

RP 94 WE 90
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Tasting Notes

94 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2006 Quimera reveals a similar luxurious personality, layers of flavor, and a finish that just won't quit. This sensational wine can be enjoyed in its succulent youth but should still be going strong in 12-15 years. In a brief period of time, Achaval Ferrer has become one of Argentina's benchmark wineries. A visit to the winery in April 2008 was eye-opening. They export 85% of their production, 40% to the USA. The newest releases will not disappoint." (12/08) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of rubber, smoked meat, leather and black fruit create a dark-as-night bouquet. The palate on ths blend of Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and cab Franc is ripe and concentrated, with pure black cherry and roasted berry aromas. The wine runs long and comfortable, with fine balance and good tannins. Drink from 2009-2011." (12/08) 91 points Wine & Spirits: "Lively, ripe red fruit flavors of strawberries and cherries lead this blend of Malbec, Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The tannins have a subtle grip, gaining nuance through aromas of smoke and bright acidity. It's structured to cellar for five or six years." (02/09)

Staff Reviews

  • Alex Pross
    By: Alex Pross
    7/8/2009
    K&L Staff Member
    Argentina has absolutely exploded as a wine region known for producing wonderful values, plus they are making world-class wines. The 2006 Achaval Ferrer "Quimera" is a stunning blend of Malbec, Cab, Merlot and Cab Franc that gives the wine a distinctive Bordeaux feel but never lets you forget it is more of a New World wine. The wine has excellent structure and body with rich tannins and dark fruit flavors that meld nicely with the rich oak accents. This wine has the stuffing to age easily for 10 years but can also be opened up tonight also and enjoyed with a big, juicy steak. If you're looking for a wine that is a little bit different than your everyday California Cabernet or Bordeaux, then try out this little gem from Argentina.
    Drink from 2009 to 2019

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