(2008 Vintage) Focused yet fleshy, offering notes of raspberry and blackberry preserves that are framed by toasty oak, spice and light mint notes, as the fruit lingers on the juicy finish.
(2008 Vintage) Catena Alta Malbec 2008 shows a saturated dark violet color. The nose offers freshly ground, ripe berry fruits with layers of wild flowers, mocha and tobacco. The mouthfeel is full with excellent weight and concentration with a soft and silky texture. The mid palate offers rich cassis and black currant fruit flavors interwoven with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper. It finishes with a wonderful minerality, finely grained tannins and lively acidity.
Wine Advocate(2002 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 159 on Jun-05
Wine Spectator(2001 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/04