Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Achaval Ferrer Malbec 2007, Mendoza Argentina

Varietal: Malbec
Producer: Achaval Ferrer
Specification: n/a
Vintage: 2007
Region: Malbec, 2007
Price: $25

Appearance: Clean, dark bright purple-ish red
Nose: Clean, jammy, medicine, pepper, red cherry, black cherry
Palate: Clean, oak, dry, light tannin, medium+ body bodied

I have a on-and-off love affair with Argentinean wines.  Like Chile, this is a great place to get value wines and its diverse climates allow for different styles of wine from white to red.  However, a part of my brain can't get over the fact that Argentina defaulted 2 times in the last 10 years.  From experience, there seems to be a higher chance to encounter a hasty bottle.

Anyway, Malbec is widely grown in Argentina and most of the plantings are in Mendoza which has the perfect climate for this variety.

Quality: Good

They are great with steaks or to be drank on its own.

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