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Catena, Alta, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

Catena, Alta, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Catena

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
RED WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
92.5/100

(1 customer review)

Catena

750ML

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Catena Alta is an assemblage of historic rows within the Catena family Estate vineyards. The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations. This full-bodied red wine has a rich mouthfeel and a soft, silky texture. Flavours of cassis and blackcurrant fruit dominate the palate, with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper. This is a big wine that will definitely satisfy any malbec fan.

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COUNTRY:

Argentina

GRAPE:

Malbec

REGION:

Mendoza

DRINKING
WINDOW:

2021 - 2035

VINTAGE:

2018

ABV:

14.0%

SKU: 100399 Category: Tags: , ,

    Description

    Nicolas Catena Zapeta is an extremely deserved winner of a lifetime achievement award from the wine enthusiast. His seach for perfection and innovation helped put Argentina on the wine map and inspired a generation of Argentinian winemakers. However, it doesn’t just stop at Nicolas. His daughter, Dr Laura Catena, has taken charge of the estate and the name has gone from strength to strength under her stewardship. A medical doctor, winemaker and figure of inspiration, Laura is a one-off. She has become an icon in the world of wine and continues to push boundaries and make incredible wines.

    The Catena approach has always been terroir first, which is how they have uncovered some of the finest land Argentina has to offer. The Addriana vineyard is thought of as the Grand Cru of South America – the wines from here are simply sensational.

    Catena Alta is an assemblage of historic rows within the Catena family Estate vineyards. The blend of these historic rows, like the marriage of sounds that create a symphony, yields a highly aromatic and elegant wine that speaks for the earth and the vines that have been tended by the Catenas for four generations. This full-bodied red wine has a rich mouthfeel and a soft, silky texture. Flavours of cassis and blackcurrant fruit dominate the palate, with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper. This is a big wine that will definitely satisfy any malbec fan.

    1 review for Catena, Alta, Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina

    1. Vincent

      Delicious, has the trademarks of great Argentinian malbec, bold and fruit forward.

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    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    92.5/100

    The 2018 Catena Alta Malbec shows more evolution and ripeness than the 2019. It's varietal and floral with a mixture of red and black fruit, sweet spices and aromatic herbs. It has moderate ripeness—in fact, it's a little lower in alcohol than the 2019—a medium body and fine-grained tannins, with good grip.
    93/100 - Luis Gutierrez, The Wine Advocate

    A Malbec from Mendoza made from a selection of parcels in different terroirs in Primera Zona and the Uco Valley that spent 18 months in French oak, this is complexity in a bottle. The ripe, layered, evolving nose delivers plum and violet notes followed by a hint of acidic cherry over a woody backdrop. Fleshy on the palate, it offers the good grip and volume typical of Malbec as part of a satisfying combination that also includes a terse texture and juicy freshness.
    92/100 - Joaquin Hidalgo, Vinous (Tasted August 2020)