Saturday, August 7, 2010

Achaval-Ferrer "Quimera" Mendoza 2006

Saturated purple.

Opened yesterday. Blackberry, clay/earth, licorice, fig nose. Deep.

Full, round entry. Slightly grainy and quite concentrated. Really packed, in fact. Earth and black fruit flavors. Chewy finish with very nice length. RGS. Can only improve with 5-6 more years in the bottle.

$30. 34% Malbec, 32% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc.