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Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2016 Wine Review

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2016

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2016

Mendoza, Argentina

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $49.95

Drink: 2019-2024

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Catena Alta

Agent: Trialto Wine Group Ltd.

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The Grapes for Catena Alta Historic Rows 2015 100% Malbec are sourced from four different vineyards, the Agrelo, La Consulta, Gualtallary and Lunlunta, and picked at four different times from old vines (historic rows). This is a medium-plus bodied, smooth Malbec with ripe dark fruit, blueberry and mulberry, savoury spice, tobacco leaf and leather flavours on the palate, finishing long and smoky. MINE: The Grapes for Catena Alta Historic Rows 2015 100% Malbec are sourced from four different vineyards, the Agrelo, La Consulta, Gualtallary and Lunlunta, and picked at four different times from old vines (historic rows). This is a medium-plus bodied, smooth Malbec with ripe dark fruit, blueberry and mulberry, savoury spice, tobacco leaf and leather flavours on the palate, finishing long and smoky. Very nice. Pair with grilled ribs. Drink now and for the next five years. OTHER: I also had the chance to taste the 2016 Catena Alta Malbec, when they used a higher percentage of grapes from Nicasia. In this vintage, it's truly 100% Malbec that fermented in tank with full clusters and finished fermenting after pressing, without skins. It's serious and elegant, with the year's signature freshness. 2016 has really marked the wines with great freshness. This is serious and with zero sweetness, complete and direct. Drink date: 2018-2024. Score - 94 (Luis GutiƩrrez, robertparker.com, June 29, 2018). - Community Wine Reviews

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