2021 Catena High Mountain Vines Malbec
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2021 Catena High Mountain Vines Malbec

$29. 99
$359.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 6 Years (2024-2030)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Nicolas Catena has been instrumental in Argentina’s progress over the last three decades, bringing the country's wine industry into line with world class standards. What you can now get for your money in the present day climate are seriously good expressions of the nation's signature varietal, Malbec, that rival many Australian reds for punch and price. Made by fourth generation vintner Laura Catena and chief winemaker, Alejandro Vigil, this wine is sourced from three high altitude vineyards. Each vineyard is specifically farmed in preparation for its role in the final blend. Eighty year old vines in the Lunlunta (Maipù) vineyard lend soft, sweet texture whilst the intense sunshine in the Gualtallary (Tupungato) vineyard provides explosive floral aromatics and a concentrated structure. The last component is from El Cipillo in Eugenio Bustos, which has loamy sands and thick calcareous layers sit over rounded rock. Maturation takes place in a mix of new, second and third use French oak barrels for a period of 6-8 months.
Dense midnight black core with a deep dark red black tinged hue. Showing plenty of intensity the nose leads with red to black currant and dark cherry scents which are followed by blueberry, Mediterranean herb, subtle earth and spicy cedar notes. Smooth, expressive and juicy, rich fleshy red to blackcurrant, dark cherry and red liquorice fruits are delivered with excellent concentration and volume. Spanning across the wines underbelly are subtlety toasted vanillin cedar, blueberry, earth and spicy dried herb nuances. Beautifully polished tannins with a long perfectly ripe blue to dark fruited finish.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.
Alc. 13.5%