Achaval Ferrer Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
(Mendoza, Argentina) - [JS 92]
Regular price $34.00 Sale price $27.97 Save $6.03
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Notes from the Winemaker:
An accurate reflection of its variety, Cabernet Mendoza delivers a sharp and direct message where the fruit overcomes the mineral nuances. Originating from small patches of vineyards located in the first area in Mendoza, this wine that has very little production highlights a juicy texture filled with black and red fruitiness. Far from abstractions it allows for a lovely walk toward that of pleasure.
Cabernet Mendoza is an expression of spontaneity and vitality resulting from its youthfulness.
Ratings & Reviews
92 Points - James Suckling:
"Fragrant redcurrants, rose petals, paprika and spice box. Medium to full body, lots of red fruit, firm tannins and a dark-chocolate finish. Drink now." - (5 Apr, 2018)
89 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"(14% alcohol): Bright medium red-ruby. Cool aromas of redcurrant, cherry, menthol, licorice and herbs convey an impression of moderate ripeness. Suave and fine-grained but a tad shallow and green for this bottling. Still quite stylish and nicely delineated but falls off a bit on the back end, which features slightly dusty tannins and a repeating herbal note. Seems less ripe than the 2017 Malbec, but then the mostly late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon struggled in much of Mendoza in 2016. I'd certainly give this wine another year in the cellar--but does it have the stuffing to improve?" - Stephen Tanzer (Jul 2018)