Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Achaval Ferrer Malbec 2007, Mendoza Argentina
Producer: Achaval Ferrer
Region: Malbec, 2007
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.
They are great with steaks or to be drank on its own.