Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2014 750ml
SKU 819747

Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2014

Uco Valley - Mendoza - Cuyo - Argentina

Professional Wine Reviews for Achaval-Ferrer Quimera 2014

Rated 93 by James Suckling
Tight and refined with cool, fine tannins and a fresh flower and citrus undertone. Medium to full body and a bright finish. Drink now or hold.
Rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast
Tarry, fiery aromas of berry fruits and oaky spice lead to an iron-fisted palate with rubbery tannins. This blend of Malbec, Cab Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot tastes of savory berry fruits and plum. The finish is spicy and delivers lushness and beefy weight. Drink through 2022.
Rated 91 by Vinous Media
Bright ruby. The nose showcases the Cabernets in the early going, offering scents of cassis, blackberry, dark plum, meat, mocha and tobacco leaf. Plush and fairly full--much less austere in the middle than the 2013 version and showing more easy sweetness than that wine but perhaps not quite the same ripeness. Flavors of dark berries, menthol and herbs are supple and smooth but possess good reserve. The suave tannins are nicely integrated, and a finishing note of licorice contributes firmness.
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Region: Cuyo

Argentina's Cuyo region has, for several decades now, been renowned worldwide for the high quality of its fruit-forward and remarkably flavorful wines. The arid region includes such famous provinces as the Mendoza, and wineries in Cuyo often have generations of experience when it comes to making the most of the mineral rich yet arid soils which typify the mountainous landscape. The Desaguadero River and its tributaries form many natural valleys through the Cuyo region, and as such, irrigation has long since provided the dry and dusty vineyard with a fertile and crystal-clear water source, straight from the snowy peaks of the nearby Andes. Although Malbec is the grape varietal most commonly associated with Cuyo, wineries continue to experiment with other varietals there, and the wine industry of Cuyo in Argentina continues to go from strength to strength.

Country: Argentina

It is said that the first Argentinian vines were planted in the Mendoza more than four hundred years ago by European settlers, and despite these early wines being used primarily for religious purposes, the fervor for wine making never left the area. Today, Argentina is keen to demonstrate its technological prowess when it comes to vineyard cultivation, by combining traditional methods of irrigation left over from the Huarpes Indians with modern techniques in order to make the dry, arid desert an ideal environment for growing grapes. Indeed, these ancient irrigation channels, dug hundreds of years ago and still in use today, bring mineral-rich melt water from the Andes via the Mendoza river, something which gives the grapes grown in this region some of their character. The primary grape of this and other regions of Argentina is the Malbec, which is highly susceptible to rot in its native France, but which thrives in the dry and hot climate of South America, producing rich and plummy wines which are highly drinkable especially when young.