Achaval Ferrer 2014 Quimera Mendoza


"The 2014 Quimera is a blend of different red grape varieties from old vines in different places in the province of Mendoza, Perdriel in Luján de Cuyo, Tupungato in Valle de Uco and Medrano in Maipú. It is a blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine matures in French oak barrels (80% new) for 13 months. It's a subtle, elegant and perfumed Mendoza blend." Robert Parker 92 Points

"(aged in 70% new and 30% once-used oak for a year): Bright ruby. The nose showcases the Cabernets in the early going, offering scents of cassis, blackberry, dark plum, meat, mocha and tobacco leaf. Plush and fairly full--much less austere in the middle than the 2013 version and showing more easy sweetness than that wine but perhaps not quite the same ripeness. Flavors of dark berries, menthol and herbs are supple and smooth but possess good reserve. The suave tannins are nicely integrated, and a finishing note of licorice contributes firmness." Stephen Tanzer 91 Points

"Tarry, fiery aromas of berry fruits and oaky spice lead to an iron-fisted palate with rubbery tannins. This blend of Malbec, Cab Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot tastes of savory berry fruits and plum. The finish is spicy and delivers lushness and beefy weight. Drink through 2022." Wine Enthusiast 91 Points

Collections: Southern Hemisphere, Wine

Type: WINE

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