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Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2020 750ml
SKU: 1486

Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2020

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750ml
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Origin Argentina, Mendoza
Brand Catena
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
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Catena Alta Malbec shows a deep violet color, with blue reflections. The nose is elegant and complex with ripe red and black berry fruits, notes of violets and lavender and a touch of leather, spice and vanilla flavors. The palate is full and rich with soft and sweet tannins and a silky, smooth structure. Multiple layers of rich cassis, black currant and blackberries are interwoven with hints of licorice and black pepper. Its lengthy finish is marked by wonderful minerality, finely grained tannins and lively acidity. Pair with braised duck with apples, or Grilled beef filet.
Vinous
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The 2020 Malbec Catena Alta is a combination of grapes from specific historic lots in Lujan de Cuyo and the Uco Valley and was aged for up to 18 months in new and unused barrels. Purple in the glass. The complex nose presents notes of ripe plum with hints of spice, cedar and refined woody flavors along with a hint of jam. Indulgent and broad with a lean feel and expansive flow, the precise freshness and grippy tannins lend solidity to the palate.

Joaquin Hidalgo, September 2022
Wine Spectator
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Gorgeous and elegantly layered, with orange peel, hibiscus and hints of river mint as the entry to red currant and wild strawberry flavors, which are enlivened by a crunchy base of mineral acidity that allows the core flavors to spread out and linger around suave tannins. Drink now through 2032. 13,800 cases made, 5,500 cases imported.

Aaron Romano, November 30, 2023

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