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Laura Catena, daughter of famous Argentine wine pioneer, Nicolas Catena, was born in Buenos Aires. At the age of 14, her family moved to Berkeley, California where her father had taken a teaching position in the Economics Department. Laura went on to attend Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in biology, and then she returned to the west coast, to Stanford University, to pursue a medical degree graduating in 1992. Today, Laura Catena is a practicing emergency-room physician....
Beautiful deep purple color. Aromas of cigar, leather, and smoked meat fill the nose with hints of toasty oak, forest floor and baking spice. Sweet tannins support big fruit flavors of blackberry jam, black spiced cherries with a hint of rhubarb. Pairs well with grilled or smoked meats such as beef, pork and lamb, and dishes prepared with mild cheese or wild mushrooms.
The Laborde Syrah vineyard was planted by a double massal selection of Syrah vines brought back from France´s Rhone Valley over half century ago by renowed viticulturist, Luis Laborde.
100% Syrah (Single Vineyard) from La Consulta (Uco Valley). The average age of the vines are 53 years and the wine is aged for 12 months in 5% new French & 65% 2nd use French barrels.
- 94 Points -
Spice, blackberry and tea aromas follow through a full body, layered texture and beautiful finish Shows bark, old vine character.See detailed press review
- 91 Points -
Serious, firm, dense and very concentrated, this doesn’t scream Syrah perhaps, but it’s still a very well made modern red that’s built to last, with damson and blackberry fruit, compact tannins and an overlay of smoky oak.See detailed press review
- 90 Points -
Luis Gutierrez, December 2016
The faintly leafy 2015 Laborde Double Select Syrah is produced from a close to 70-year-old vineyard in the lower part of La Consulta. It has contained ripeness, with a mixture of red and white fruit and nice spices. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and good acidity.See detailed press review