Catena Alta Malbec 2015 | 750 ml.

Item #: 42398

Store Location: 09BF | 3

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Primary Grape: Malbec | All Grapes: 100% Malbec

From the Producer

The 2015 Catena Alta Malbec presents a deep violet color, with blue reflections. The nose is elegant and complex, offers ripe red and black berry fruits aromas with notes of flowers as violet and lavander, leather and a touch of spices and vanilla flavors. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with sweet tanins and smooth structure. The mid palate offers different layers as blackberries and black currant fruit flavors with hints of licorice notes, vanilla and black pepper. The lengthy finish shows wonderful minerality, with finely grained tannins and lively acidity.
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  • Table Wine
  • Red
  • Malbec
  • Argentina
  • Mendoza
  • Mendoza
  • 2015
  • 750 ml.
  • 13.5%
  • 098709088603
  • 09BF | Bin#: 3
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Critical Acclaim

VN90+ Vinous Jul 2018

"Medium ruby-red. Complex aromas and flavors of black raspberry, currant, licorice and bitter chocolate; not quite as black fruit in character as many Argentine Malbecs. Classic intensely flavored, saline wine with excellent density and a touch of sweetness without any impression of weight. Very classy juice — but I’d give its dusty tannins another year or so to harmonize with the wine’s fruit." (90+ pts.)

RP93 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Jun 2018

"As with the other varietals of the range, I also had two vintages of this to compare, starting with the older 2015 Catena Alta Malbec. It is a mixture of grapes from multiple vineyards: Angelica, La Pirámide, Nicasia, Adrianna and Angélica Sur. It fermented in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and had an élevage of some 18 months in French oak. You can notice the slightly riper year, and it does suffer a bit in comparison with the truly superb 2016 even though it’s a noteworthy expression of Malbec with great freshness for the climatic conditions of the year. 66,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2016." (93 pts.)

WE90 Wine Enthusiast 2/1/2019

"Woodsy aromas of black fruit and gingerbread create a friendly nose that lacks exactness. This is bulky on the palate, with dense berry flavors that are foresty, minty and oaky. Spice and chocolate mint flavors blend with lightly herbal berry notes on the finish." (90 pts.)

SP90 Wine Spectator Dec 15, 2018

"Finely textured, offering concentrated dark plum, cream and spice flavors that are well-structured. The finish lengthens out nicely, with minerally notes. Drink now through 2021. 5,500 cases imported." (90 pts.)

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From the Producer

The 2015 Catena Alta Malbec presents a deep violet color, with blue reflections. The nose is elegant and complex, offers ripe red and black berry fruits aromas with notes of flowers as violet and lavander, leather and a touch of spices and vanilla flavors. The mouthfeel is full and rich, with sweet tanins and smooth structure. The mid palate offers different layers as blackberries and black currant fruit flavors with hints of licorice notes, vanilla and black pepper. The lengthy finish shows wonderful minerality, with finely grained tannins and lively acidity.

Mendoza

Mendoza is Argentina's largest wine region, and produces a majority of the Argentine wines on the market. Much of the region lies in the foothills of the Andes mountains, and as result Mendoza vineyards are typically located at higher altitudes than most. Mendoza is the epicenter of the Malbec craze that has taken the wine world by storm in recent years, but also produces great examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and other grapes.

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Argentina

Argentina took the wine world spotlight in the late 20th century with its plush, smooth Malbec. While the popular red grape still reigns supreme, Argentine wineries are increasingly putting forth excellent examples of multiple varietals, all at the extraordinary bargains that make this region so accessible.

Now the fifth largest wine-producing nation in the world, Argentina enjoys high-altitude and low-humidity vineyard sites, comparatively unencumbered by insects and disease. Argentina’s unique terroir has captured the interest of such internationally celebrated winemakers as Paul Hobbs and Michel Rolland, both of whom have projects in the country.

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SKU42398
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameCatena Alta Malbec
CountryArgentina
RegionMendoza
Product Location - Location-AppellationMendoza
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume13.5%
BrandCatena
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2015
Bin Location3
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)100% Malbec
Primary GrapeMalbec
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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