Achaval Ferrer 2008 - Finca Bella Vista 750 ml.
Argentina - Mendoza -
Red - Vintage: 2008 - Size: 750 ml.
Achaval Ferrer is an Argentinian wine producer based in the Uco Valley, in the famously high-altitude wine region of Mendoza. The estate is known for its high-quality wines made predominantly from Malbec, usually with the addition of other classic Bordeaux varieties.The wine made from this vineyard was the first in Argentina to be awarded five stars from Decanter Magazine and was a fundamental turning point in the estate's history. It led the company to research other sites in Mendoza with similar characteristics. The Finca Bella Vista and Finca Mirador vineyards were the result of this research, and, today, these two vineyards, alongside the original Finca Altamira form a trio of single vineyard Achaval Ferrer wines.
The 2008 Finca Bella Vista has it all. Purple/black in color, it displays an exotic, sexy nose, dense layered fruit, and 5-7 years of aging potential. Satin-textured, mouth-coating, and very long in the finish, it will offer a drinking window extending from 2015 to 2028.
Wine Enthusiast: 93
This delivers piercing aromas of violet and anise, backed by racy black licorice, blackberry and boysenberry fruit that courses along with graphite, black tea and mineral notes. The superlong finish has nicely embedded acidity. Drink now through 2015. 980 cases made.
Wine Spectator: 91
Bella Vista is the richest, most dense of A-F's three single-vineyard Malbecs. It opens with leather, smoke, blueberry and floral aromas. Next in line is a chewy, dark palate of wild berry and earthy fruit flavors. Clean on the finish with a bit less acidity than its brothers, Altamira and Mirador. Drink now through 2015.