Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2018 750ml - SPIRITED Wines
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Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2018 750ml
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Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2018

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Catena
Alcohol/vol 14%
Catena Alta Malbec shows a deep violet color, with blue reflections. The nose is elegant and complex with ripe red and black berry fruits, notes of violets and lavender and a touch of leather, spice and vanilla flavors. The palate is full and rich with soft and sweet tannins and a silky, smooth structure. Multiple layers of rich cassis, black currant and blackberries are interwoven with hints of licorice and black pepper. Its lengthy finish is marked by wonderful minerality, finely grained tannins and lively acidity. Pair with braised duck with apples, or Grilled beef filet.
Wine Enthusiast
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This well-crafted red is made with grapes from the winery's estates in Luján de Cuyo, Maipu and Uco Valley. The nose opens with aromas of plums followed by light notes of black olive and Jarilla. A velvety palate shows Malbec-typical black-fruit flavors of plum and blackberry. A herbaceous character and hints of smoke add to its complexity. The lasting, pleasant finish reveals notes of dried herbs. Vibrant acidity and firm tannins suggest good aging potential. Drink now through 2028.

March 1, 2023
Wine Advocate
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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. 162,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in October 2019.

March 31, 2021
Vinous
  • v92

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 battle. 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.

August 2020
Wine Spectator
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Well-structured and juicy, with dark cherry and plum tart flavors that feature firm tannins and acidity. The spicy finish offers baker's chocolate notes and peppery hints. Drink now through 2024. 13,500 cases made, 3,500 cases imported.

March 31, 2022

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