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2014 CATENA Alta Malbec

CATENA Alta Malbec 2014

54.99* CAD

$54.99* * Suggested retail price

  • 1 case(s) available

  • Portfolio
  • Portfolio
  • Trialto
  • Product code
  • Product code
  • 521849
  • Format
  • Format
  • 6x750ml
  • Listing type
  • Listing type
  • Cross dockRead more
  • Status
  • Status
  • Store OnlyRead more
  • Country
  • Country
  • Argentina
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Dénomination origine (DOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Mendoza
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Malbec 100 %
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • Closure type
  • Closure type
  • Cork
  • About this winery

    At heart, Catena is a story about family. Family who poured their lives, passion and spirit into transforming scrub-laden desert into some of the most beautiful and unique vineyards in the world. Family that passed their knowledge from generation to generation, blending collective memory with state-of-the-art science from the new world of viticulture. Family who, through risk-taking, faith and a little luck, transformed their treasured Mendoza terroir into the fountainhead of the award-winning...

    See the CATENA detail page for more information on this brand

Press reviews

  • - 95 Points -

    June 2017

    Aromas of graphite and dark fruit with hints of spice and tea bag. Mushroom too. Full body, yet refined and beautifully textured. Love the low oak impression. Made in mostly concrete eggs. Fantastic.

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  • - 94 Points -

    November 2017

    The grapes for this wine come from four different vineyards, picked at four different times from old vines (historic rows). Long finish with notes of dried tobacco leaves, leather and spice. Espresso aromas on the nose with fleshy ripe black plum flavours on the palate. Full-bodied and smooth. Lovely, long dark spice finish. Truly one of Argentina's flagship wineries. Try it with rare tenderloin.

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  • - 93 Points -

    Luis Gutierrez, December 2016

    The blend of the 2014 Catena Alta Malbec changed to adapt to a slightly warmer vintage, and even if the source is the same, Angelica (Lunlunta), La Piramide (Agrelo), Nicasia (Altamira) and Adrianna (Gualtallary), the percentage of grapes from Gualtallary is higher in 2014. They also harvested earlier and the result is a wine with half a degree less alcohol than in the cool 2013 vintage and with slightly higher acidity. The results are magnificent, even if the wine is still very young and lightly marked by the élevage, the texture and the electric acidity provide a superb mouthfeel and surely a long life in bottle.

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  • - 91 Points -

    May 2017

    The oak is pretty assertive on this young Malbec, adding notes of mocha and coffee, but the underlying wine has the structure, fruit concentration and acidity to soak it up.

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