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    Achaval-Ferrer Finca Bella Vista Malbec 2008
    Malbec - Argentina, South America

    Ratings

    • RP98
    • WS93
    Price: $120.00
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 98 The Wine Advocate, 93 Wine Spectator, 92 International Wine Cellar, 91 Wine Enthusiast

    Region: Argentina, South America

    Varietal: Malbec

    Style: Smooth & Supple

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 114742

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The Finca Bella Vista Malbec 2008 An alluring bouquet of incense, violets, black cherry and blackberry, this wine is voluptuous and lengthy. Finca Bella Vista's personality shines through the wine, vintage after vintage, with a recognizable and repeated signature.

    All Achaval Ferrer wines are bottled without fining or filtering as they prefer not to stripe the wine of subtle flavors and aromas. The formation of deposits in the bottle will be noticeable after some cellaring time. This is no way affects quality. Achaval Ferrer strongly recommends decanting this wine at least an hour before drinking.

    Critical Acclaim:

    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.

    98 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    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.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    Bright, dark ruby. Very pure but subdued nose offers ripe scents of cassis, licorice, mocha, dark chocolate and medicinal herbs. Broad, concentrated and extremely primary but not yet sweet or filled in, with strong acidity apparent through the very long finish. This, too, will need extended aging to come into harmony and show its detail. The biggest but the least expressive today of these single-finca wines. These are classic examples of the 2008 vintage, and I would not be surprised if they merited scores in the mid-90s seven or eight years down the road. 92(+?) points

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    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.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast
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