The 2009 Catena Malbec presents a dark, violet color with deep black tones. This microclimate blend of four unique vi...Read more...
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Quite an alluring aroma, especially berries both raspberry and blackberry. Very smooth tannins and, a pleasure to the palette and on the finish. ... Read more
Excellent with french baguet bread and blue brie The balance and roundeness are optimized Try it! Read more
Really good quality for the price. Wonderful opening, very fruitful. Read more
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Quite an alluring aroma, especially berries both raspberry and blackberry. Very smooth tannins and, a pleasure to the palette and on the finish. This is high, if not the top of my list for Argentine Malbecs. Highly recommend.
Excellent with french baguet bread and blue brie The balance and roundeness are optimized Try it!
Really good quality for the price. Wonderful opening, very fruitful.
This wine has intense black fruit that is smooth. It has a long finish which ends with light smoke. A good wine for red meats on the barbecue.
Very nice Malbec, not much to say about the nose and finish other than it was within expectations as a Malbec. $17.95 SDWC
The nose is a little swampy at first, then a lovely maple syrup note comes across. Then the wine explodes into flavor as it enters the mouth, with bright berries followed a delicious note of stewed prunes. The texture may be a little chalky at first, but give it time to open up. (AV 89, http://argovino.com/?p=402)
Light mouthfeel. Fruity, but not sweet. Medium length finish.
External Reviews for Catena Malbec
The 2009 Catena Malbec was aged in 35% new French and American barriques for 14 months. Balsam wood, earthy minerals, spice box, lavender, and black cherry aromas compose the winersquo;s inviting bouquet. Spicy and savory in the glass, with ample black cherry and black raspberry flavors, this nicely proportioned Malbec is an outstanding value meant for drinking over the next 4ndash;5 years.
Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, redcurrant, licorice, violet and pepper on the nose, plus a whiff of game. Creamy, concentrated and sweet, with a seamless texture to the high-toned blackberry and saline flavors. Offers a thickness of texture and a well-judged sugar/acid balance. Finishes quite long, with very suave tannins.
Wines like this have defined and propelled Malbec mania. Itrsquo;s ripe, bold and firm, with welcoming berry aromas and a powerful but healthy palate of ripped black cherry, berry and cola flavors. In the mix and on the finish yoursquo;ll find coffee and mocha. Drink now and over the next two years.
Deep purple in color and liberally oaked, but that fits the program at Catena. The bouquet is burly and shows hickory, marmalade and toast, while the palate revolves around boisterous blueberry and boysenberry flavors along with wood smoke and integrated tannins. Itrsquo;s extracted but balanced, and the finish is sweet yet rustic. Drink now through 2011.
Bright ruby-red. Dark berries, graphite and nutty oak on the very ripe nose, with a distinctive peppery lift. The palate offers an almost exotic sweetness to the lush, seamless flavors of macerated dark fruits, mocha and dark chocolate. Not the last word in complexity but pliant, generous and full in the mouth, finishing with lush tannins and an almost exotic liqueur-like quality. This is drinkable already. Some tasters may find this too sweet for a Catena wine.
The 2008 Malbec dark ruby red in color, it delivers an alluring bouquet of Asian spices, incense, lavender, and black cherry. Smooth textured, spicy, and easy-to understand, this pleasure-bent Malbec is an outstanding value for drinking over the next 4ndash;6 years. Catena Zapatarsquo;s newest releases continue the high standards established by this Bodega virtually from its onset, a tribute to Nicolas Catena who continues to oversee his empire.
Smoky but also sort of salinic on the nose, with pumped-up berry and black currant aromas. The palate is chewy and a bit heavy, with dark berry, cassis and peppery flavors. Heavy, sultry and black on the finish, with a lasting syrupy sweetness. Should be appealing to most Malbec fans.
The 2009 Catena Malbec presents a dark, violet color with deep black tones. This microclimate blend of four unique vineyard sites offers intense aromas with a soft generous texture and concentrated flavors. Angelica vineyard lends ripe plum and chocolate flavors with a very soft, supple mouthfeel. Altamira vineyard brings a core of black currant and cassis, with excellent structure and length. La Piramide vineyard offers blackberry fruit with a slight earthy tone and notes of spicy black pepper. Finally, the Adrianna vineyard lends exceptional concentration with explosive floral aromatics. Together they give birth to a complex blend of aromas and flavors - a wine with excellent concentration, balance and freshness.
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