2017 Catena MalbecMalbec from Argentina
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"The Catena wines are a blend of single varietal lots from the Catena family’s vineyards. Each vineyard is divided into lots that are harvested separately, and specially prepar...
- 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
- 90 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"Aromas of cement, dark fruit and sweet tobacco with earth, too. Floral. Full-bodied, tight and chewy. Beautiful finish. Juicy and fruity at the same time. Drink now or hold."
91 Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"I compared the 2016 with the 2017 Catena Malbec, one of their most popular bottlings. Even though the vintage was not as cool as 2016, the wine keeps great freshness and elegance and is very harmonious, with integrated oak and focused flavors. 1.2 million bottles produced and bottled in three different lots."
90 Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
"Bright ruby-red. Expressive aromas of dark raspberry, blackberry, blueberry, licorice, violet, tobacco and herbs, plus a whiff of leather. The palate delivers lovely pure dark fruit flavors at moderate alcohol, with hints of peppery herbs and minerals giving the wine very good cut and lift. Finishes classically dry and long. A lot of wine for the price."
"The Catena wines are a blend of single varietal lots from the Catena family’s vineyards. Each vineyard is divided into lots that are harvested separately, and specially prepared to be part of the final blend of each Catena wine: Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Chardonnay. By blending components from different terroirs and altitudes, we aim to create the most balanced and expressive wine. Although we have found that most of the Catena wines are consumed shortly after release, we have been pleased to see that they age beautifully for ten to twenty years." - Winery
93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
91 - Luis Gutierrez - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
90 - Stephen Tanzer - Vinous Media
|Taste||pepper, earth, green, plum, mocha and currant|
|Nose||spice, earth, currant and cherry|