Catena, Malbec 2019, High Mountain Vines, Mendoza, Argentina
Tasting Note: An inky, black-fruit-filled malbec with a gorgeous, perfumed nose.
Deep-intensity purple in color, this wine has an aromatic, medium-plus-intensity nose of blueberry, black plum, red currant, blackberry and dried violet blossom, with a hint of tomato leaf and hibiscus.
On the palate the dry, full-bodied malbec, has medium-plus-intensity, black-fruit flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium-acidity and slightly-grippy, medium-plus tannin ultimately completing with a medium-plus finish.
The wine is fulsome yet delicate with concentration and depth.
A very versatile malbec.
Bottle Note: For over four generations, the Catena family has grown vines in the foothills of the Andes mountains. Catena malbec is sourced from the family’s historic high-altitude vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina. From the marriage of these historic parcels emerges a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity.
Price: $13 (375ml half bottle)
Importer: Winebow Inc., New York, New York
Tasting Date: April 28, 2022
This wine was submitted for review.