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2015 Catena MalbecMalbec from Argentina

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The Catena wines are a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Although we ha...

  • 92 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"Aromas of blackberry and walnut with hints of flowers. Medium body, focused and bright with dried fruit and just a hint of mushroom in the aftertaste. Drink now. "

91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"The impressive 2015 Catena Malbec is subtle, balanced and elegant. It mixes fruit from many different zones, with the grapes from the higher part of Valle de Uco fermented with full clusters, the medium part (Vista Flores, lower La Consulta) destemmed and put together with the full clusters from the higher altitude vineyards and the lower parts totally destemmed and in stainless steel. This is a complex blend that showcases the typicity of Malbec in the province of Mendoza with perfumed notes of violets and black cherries, and a touch of spices. The palate has great balance, elegance and subtleness with very fine tannins. Great value for money. The production figures are truly impressive as this is in the ballpark of one million bottles per year."

Product Description:

The Catena wines are a special assemblage of High Mountain Estate Vineyards made by fourth generation vintner, Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil. Although we have found that most of the Catena wines are consumed shortly after release, we are pleased to see that they age beautifully for ten to twenty years. Through decades of study and exploration within Mendoza's high altitude mountain terroirs, the Catena family has identified special locations for its Estate vineyards. From the marriage of these historic vineyards emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity. This wine goes through an extensive cold maceration for 5 days at 48ºF (8,8ºC) to extract aromas. The juice is then fermented for 16 days with a post-fermentation maceration of 22 days. Wild Yeasts. Elevage: 12-14 months in barrel. Barrel selection varies depending on vineyard and vintage - First, second and third use barrels used.

Product Detail

Item # 104712
Country Argentina
Region Mendoza
Sub-Region Mendoza
Ratings

92 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

91 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2015
Color Red
ABV 13.5%
Varietal(s) Malbec
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha and currant
Nose spice, earth, currant and cherry