Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec 2016 (Argentina) Rated 94WA
$124.99 $104.99 price per bottle
Wine Advocate Review
I also had the chance to taste the 2016 Catena Alta Malbec, when they used a higher percentage of grapes from Nicasia. In this vintage, it's truly 100% Malbec that fermented in tank with full clusters and finished fermenting after pressing, without skins. It's serious and elegant, with the year's signature freshness. 2016 has really marked the wines with great freshness. This is serious and with zero sweetness, complete and direct.
The Catena Alta Historic Rows Malbec presents a dark, opaque violet color, almost black in hue. The nose offers freshly ground, ripe berry fruits with layers of violet flowers, cinnamon spice and a touch of lavander. The mouthfeel is full and coating, with exceptional weight and concentration but with a soft, supple texture. The mid palate offers rich cassis and black currant fruit flavors interwoven with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper. The lengthy finish shows wonderful minerality, with finely grained tannins and lively acidity.