Achaval Ferrer Malbec 2013
The 2013 Malbec, mainly from Medrano and Perdriel, matured in used barrels for eight months. This is extremely aromatic and perfumed with intense aromas of violets and even lilies, and some fruitiness akin to a Touringa Nacional and even Moscatel, but of course, it had none in the blend. The palate is silky, the tannins are extremely fine and there is no trace of oak here plus the acidity is subtle and very well integrated. 2013 is higher in acidity than 2014. This is a superb Malbec with high-pitched fruit. 240,000 bottles produced.
There's an enticing floral quality to the cherry, plum and wild berry flavors, with juniper notes midpalate. Features plenty of fresh acidity, with a complex, minerally finish that delivers hints of hoisin sauce. Drink now through 2020. 32,613 cases made.