Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista 2010
SKU: 01928

Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista 2010

  • ws95
  • v94+
  • wa93


Category Red Wine
Region Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Achaval Ferrer
Alcohol/vol 14%
Bella Vista, home of the winery, is spaciousness and space, reflecting the immensity of the Mendoza River. It is distinguished by its balsamic features and very fine weft texture. Elegant and fragrant, with an endless finish and a juicy acidity that stands out. Bella Vista is a lady dressed in silk.
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

Dark and powerful, yet elegant, with a delicious core of crushed raspberry, blackberry and damson plum notes tightly woven with silky tannins. The minerally finish lingers on with layered flavors of wildflowers, melted licorice and spice box. Drink now through 2020. 1,250 cases imported.

Nathan Wesley, October 15, 2012
  • v94+

Bright medium ruby. Utterly uncompromising aromas and flavors of blackcurrant, cherry pit, flowers and crushed rock. Savory, dusty and very light on its feet, with superb vinosity and clarity of flavor. Conveys an impression of strong saline extract and little in the way of easy sweetness. A wine of outstanding energy and class, finishing with a firm tannic spine, pungent minerality and uncanny subtle persistence. My recorked bottle was still great after 72 hours in the refrigerator.

Stephen Tanzer, March 2013
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

The Bella Vista is always based on four hectares planted in 1910 and is normally the second vineyard harvested each year. The 2010 Finca Bella Vista is a pure Malbec from Lujan de Cuyo located at 980 meters altitude. Fermented in cement and aged for 16 months in new French barriques from the Mercurey cooperage, it has a sublime bouquet of blackberry, briary, woodland aromas and sous-bois that is all succinctly defined. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, fine tannins surrounding a core of pure blackberry and wild strawberry fruit, interlaced by lemon rind and dark chocolate towards the controlled, refined finish. This is class from start to finish. Drink 2013-2020+.

Neal Martin, October 30, 2012