Achaval Ferrer Quimera 2009
It began in 1998 when a group of Italian and Argentine friends came together to make a dream a reality, bringing Argentine wine to the global marketplace. Argentina is regarded as one of the dynamic regions in the world. Only 4 countries produce more wine than Argentina. Significant investments in technology have improved the winemaking production in the past several years, with many premium quality wines, Achaval Ferrer Quimera among some of the best. I had this gem at a restaurant on Cape Cod, and each October, the restaurant marks down all of their wines 50%, below retail!
Dark red with aromas of dark red fruits, cedar and spice, very complex nose. On the palate, this blend of 31% Malbec; 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot; 18% Cabernet Franc & 4% Petit Verdot, and aged for 14 months on 40% new French oak, shows Black Raspberry and Black Cherry fruits, pepper spice and oak notes. The wine is well balanced with vivid acidity and soft tannins. The finish is rich with fruit and mineral tones carrying through the lingering ending. Very Nice!