Achával-Ferrer Mendoza Malbec 2017

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Founded in 1998, Achaval-Ferrer is a team of friends who make great wines. Starting off, 2017 was a good harvest, from a great producer. Aromas of fresh berry fruit, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with sweet herb notes. Soft fine tannins, lingering well balanced with acidity with fresh mineral ending. Great value!

Founded in 1998, Achaval-Ferrer is a team of friends who make great wines. Starting off, 2017 was a good harvest, from a great producer. Aromas of fresh berry fruit, spice and floral notes. On the palate cherry and blackberry flavors with sweet herb notes. Soft fine tannins, lingering well balanced with acidity with fresh mineral ending. Great value!

9.0

Jim

Paired excellently with seared pork chops with chumerla sauce.

Paired excellently with seared pork chops with chumerla sauce.

9.0

Brandi Bratek

Great wine for the price. A bit of barnyard funk with the right amount of blackberry and dark cherry notes to round it out.

Great wine for the price. A bit of barnyard funk with the right amount of blackberry and dark cherry notes to round it out.

9.0

Jonathan Shoup

Deepest earth flavor I’ve ever tasted with zero fruit. Slightly alcoholic and crisp but not too acidic. My wife loves it and it left us a killer “wine face.”

Deepest earth flavor I’ve ever tasted with zero fruit. Slightly alcoholic and crisp but not too acidic. My wife loves it and it left us a killer “wine face.”

9.2

Christina Seward

DISGUSTING

DISGUSTING

6.1

Daniel

Black and tasty.. love it

Black and tasty.. love it

9.0

Electric Brother

Surprising, beautiful finish. A gentle giant! :-)

Surprising, beautiful finish. A gentle giant! :-)

9.0

Jenny Winbom

Amazing wine!

Amazing wine!

10

ESF

Atypical Argentine Malbec for sure: this reminded me of some old, rustic Cahors - stinky barnyard, manure, burnt rubber & a green bell pepper herbaceousness dominated the nose for the first 45 mins. Almost gave up on this, but eventually some black fruit emerged, some prune, licorice/anise and soil. Mid to full bodied but carries itself well. Smooth thru finish. Not sure if this is going thru a weird phase but this was truly unusual.

Atypical Argentine Malbec for sure: this reminded me of some old, rustic Cahors - stinky barnyard, manure, burnt rubber & a green bell pepper herbaceousness dominated the nose for the first 45 mins. Almost gave up on this, but eventually some black fruit emerged, some prune, licorice/anise and soil. Mid to full bodied but carries itself well. Smooth thru finish. Not sure if this is going thru a weird phase but this was truly unusual.

8.6

Jeff Murray

This wine improved a bit with a little air time. The label says this wine expresses “pure tipicity” which unbeknownst to me up until now is the quality of a wine being typical of it ms geographic provenance (hat tip Oxford). Anyway it’s a very easy drinking, smooth wine. Almost no tannins, deep ruby red in the glass , and generally enjoyable flavor.

This wine improved a bit with a little air time. The label says this wine expresses “pure tipicity” which unbeknownst to me up until now is the quality of a wine being typical of it ms geographic provenance (hat tip Oxford). Anyway it’s a very easy drinking, smooth wine. Almost no tannins, deep ruby red in the glass , and generally enjoyable flavor.

8.5

Location

  • 43380 US Hwy 19 N
    Tarpon Springs, FL 34689

  • Hours:
    9am - 9pm every day

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