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Achaval Ferrer Malbec Mirador 2005

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94 points from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The glories of Achaval-Ferrer are the limited production single-vineyard Malbecs. Compared to the 2004, the 2005 Finca Mirador Malbec is more dense and austere. It is likely to have a longer drinking window and it will be a pleasant task to compare the two vintages in another decade. Although Achaval-Ferrer's wines have virtually no track record, I am confident that they will evolve in the manner of a First Growth Bordeaux." (Dec. 2007)

93 points from Wine Spectator: "Offers a wide range of vivid purple and black fruit flavors with a piercing intensity, as notes of violet and iron race alongside the exotic plum cake, blueberry and black currant. Packed, but the structure is dominant for now, with loam and iron notes clamping down on the finish. Best from 2008 through 2012. 577 cases made." (Oct. 15, 2007)

92(+?) points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright medium ruby. Blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and musky oak on the nose, with exotic hints of honeysuckle and jasmine. Sweet and succulent on the palate, but with a firm spine of acidity and a suggestion of citrus peel giving this creamy wine superb inner-palate energy. Complicated by an exotic suggestion of dried fruits. Finishes juicy and quite dry. With extended time in the recorked bottle, this showed a lush, broad texture and great sex appeal without any loss of shape. This and the Altamira impress with their elegance." (Jan/Feb '08)

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