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411 Ratings
Catena Malbec High Mountain Estate Vineyards

Wine Details

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

Full bright ruby. Superripe aromas of blackberry, licorice, mint, menthol and musky tobacco, plus an exotic suggestion of white fruit; almost a porty suggestion here. Sweet, lush and silky, with a layered texture to the intense plum and chocolatey oak flavors. As seamless and creamy as this is, it also boasts a high pitch and a brisk quality. Finishes with suave, dusty tannins and a whiplash of fruit. Drink this now or over the next several years.

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    fruity but dark purple. a little high in sulfite, even after decanting. Joulet doesn't like it

    about 6 years
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    rich, velvety tannins, long berry/spicy finish

    about 8 years
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    nice and smooth, but nothing special

    over 7 years
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    perfect from the first taste

    almost 8 years
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    The Park. August 2013

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011