Sunday, June 13, 2010

Achaval Ferrer "Quimera" Mendoza 2005

Opaque purple.

Vinturi - extremely dense, loaded nose - undifferentiated black fruit, clay/earth, oak spice, dark chocolate.

Middle-weight feel, with fairly strong acid/tannin synergy reining everything in from the get go. Not yet expressive in the mouth, but shows nice mid-palate flesh and strong blackberry fruit. Needs time.

$27. 37% Malbec, 28% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc.