Achával-Ferrer

Quimera Mendoza Malbec Blend

9.116 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Mendoza, Cuyo, Argentina
Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.1

On the nose; sweet perfumed cassis, black raspberries, black plum, blue fruit mix, blackberries, black raspberries cola, fruit liqueur notes, fruit candy, dark chocolate and violets.

On the palate; the body is medium full. The tannins are firm but rounded and show some tarry quality. The fruits are ripe; blackberries, blue fruit mix, dark cherries, black raspberries, cherries, fruit liqueur quality, black licorice, dark chocolate, mocha, touch of caramel, dark rich soils, loamy clay and dry top soil, fresh red flowers and violets. The acidity is fresh and excellent. The finish is fresh & well balanced. Easy to drink this one young. Now to 2024.

Photos of; the cellar hands aerating and pumping the wine over the cap from concrete tanks. Alcohol evaporators (
@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bevan & SQN could use a bunch of these). Rows of vines that show the rows of soil dug out for old fashion flood irrigation.

On the nose; sweet perfumed cassis, black raspberries, black plum, blue fruit mix, blackberries, black raspberries cola, fruit liqueur notes, fruit candy, dark chocolate and violets.

On the palate; the body is medium full. The tannins are firm but rounded and show some tarry quality. The fruits are ripe; blackberries, blue fruit mix, dark cherries, black raspberries, cherries, fruit liqueur quality, black licorice, dark chocolate, mocha, touch of caramel, dark rich soils, loamy clay and dry top soil, fresh red flowers and violets. The acidity is fresh and excellent. The finish is fresh & well balanced. Easy to drink this one young. Now to 2024.

Photos of; the cellar hands aerating and pumping the wine over the cap from concrete tanks. Alcohol evaporators (
@Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bevan & SQN could use a bunch of these). Rows of vines that show the rows of soil dug out for old fashion flood irrigation.

Apr 25th, 2018
Ming L
9.0

Ripe dark fruit core punctuated by herbal spices, dark chocolate and iron minerals. Feel a bit angular on the palate, but it was delicious and well balanced. Firm tannins.
I don’t think we gave it enough time to open up. This will cruise for another 5, 6 years.

Ripe dark fruit core punctuated by herbal spices, dark chocolate and iron minerals. Feel a bit angular on the palate, but it was delicious and well balanced. Firm tannins.
I don’t think we gave it enough time to open up. This will cruise for another 5, 6 years.

Apr 17th, 2021
Sam Hara

Tastes like a pinot

Tastes like a pinot

Sep 14th, 2020
Lee Parry

Not as good as previous vintages unfortunately

Not as good as previous vintages unfortunately

Aug 17th, 2019
Diana Cristina Patiño

Today I was craving some Argentinian wine 🍷🇦🇷 We got a 2014 Quimera from @achavalferrer Lovely Bordeaux red blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. You can taste the savory and ripen flavors of raspberries, plumb, spices, and rosemary. A very approachable bottle. Really liked it! It is "ripeness married with freshness". Enjoy it! 🍷Cheers to South America! Salud!

Today I was craving some Argentinian wine 🍷🇦🇷 We got a 2014 Quimera from @achavalferrer Lovely Bordeaux red blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Cabernet Franc, 18% Merlot, and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon. You can taste the savory and ripen flavors of raspberries, plumb, spices, and rosemary. A very approachable bottle. Really liked it! It is "ripeness married with freshness". Enjoy it! 🍷Cheers to South America! Salud!

Jul 23rd, 2020
Hermes Cuello

Hermes had this a year ago

Hermes had this a year ago

Sep 5th, 2020
Lee Parry

Lee had this 2 months ago

Lee had this 2 months ago

Oct 13th, 2021
Lee Parry

Lee had this 8 months ago

Lee had this 8 months ago

Mar 26th, 2021
Jonathan Bailey

Jonathan had this a year ago

Jonathan had this a year ago

Dec 24th, 2020
Victoria

Victoria had this 2 years ago

Victoria had this 2 years ago

Feb 1st, 2020