Catena Alta Malbec Historic Rows 2007, Mendoza

Malbec Malbec
Argentina

$49.95 (982355)

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The indication of 'historic rows' on the label is a nod to the fact that the Catena family has tended these vineyards since 1902.

91 pts
7
November 27, 2010

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, ripe, spicy and floral, somewhat closed and tightly wound at the moment, though the palate fairly explodes...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

One of the top wines from the (almost) always superb Catena lineup, the 2007 Alta Malbec ranks as a delicious,...

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Margaret Swaine
Margaret Swaine

Bodegas Catena Zapata in Argentina’s Mendoza region makes sophisticated, elegant reds worthy of a world stage. This...

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Community Reviews (4)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Big, fruity, smokey malbec. Lots of concentration, plenty of smooth, ripe tannin, not too hot, very good balance. Long finish. Nice now but will cellar for years.

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Tyler Philp
Tyler Philp

Sure this one is expensive but this it's also the very best of the Malbec variety - full stop. Catena Alta requires 2 years in the cellar to soften, after which it becomes approachable. Expect notes of mocha, dark chocolate and black fruit; the wine will become rich and complex. So if you can't shake the 'Kool-Aid' (Fuzion) at least buy two bottles of this one, but don't drink them yet. Instead, tuck the bottles away and forget about them for a while. When the time comes around, invite me over for dinner and I promise that I won't say 'I told you so'...

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Don Murphy
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Doug Vanderby
Doug Vanderby

A big Malbec. Nice smoke and balance. A finish that dances on your palette long afterwards.

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