Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista 2010

$135.00
$121.50

SKU 01928

750ml

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An alluring bouquet of incense, violets, black cherry and blackberry, this wine is voluptuous and lengthy.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Brand Achaval Ferrer
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorDark 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
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 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 2012