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Catena Malbec Mendoza
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Catena

Varietal

Malbec

Style

Red

Region

MendozaArgentina

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) 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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    Just poured it out after two sips. Fizzy. Not sure if corked, per se, but really flat, no fruit. Not sure why fizzy though.

    about 1 year
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    fruity but dark purple. a little high in sulfite, even after decanting. Joulet doesn't like it

    over 3 years
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    drank at Armours 3/28/11. yummy, nice finish, hint of blackberry.

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

    over 5 years
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    nice and smooth, but nothing special

    about 5 years
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    perfect from the first taste

    about 5 years
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    The Park. August 2013

    over 3 years
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    bitter bite dry

    about 5 years
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    Billig i Netto

    almost 3 years
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    flat low fruit

    about 5 years
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    Blackberries

    over 4 years
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    almost 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/20/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/20/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2012 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/20/2014
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/2011
  • Wine Spectator
    (2006 Vintage)