Catena Alta Malbec Historic Rows 2007, Mendoza
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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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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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