Catena Alta Malbec 2005 - Expert wine ratings and wine reviews by WineAlign
A little closed and tightly wound at present, though the nose reveals creamy, very integrated wood and a mixture of...
This is one of the most expensive malbec’s, and a super-sized version at that. Very deep bright purple-ruby colour....
Lower-priced malbecs are making a name for Argentina in that category, and now the country’s industry has to fight to...
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The 2004 Catena Alta Malbec has long been sold out, but I was fortunate that my new friend invited me to his house for an excellent dinner that his wife prepared and decided to share it with me. It is a medium bodied, integrated wine with nice aromas of coffee, chocolate and cedar on the nose and blackberry and coconut on the palate. Tannins are refined (decant for 1 hour) and the finish is long and smooth, but a bit hot. Despite being 2004, it still has plenty of cellaring time left as it still should be at its peak in the next 5 to 10 years. My impression: BEAUTIFUL, 91 pts and would be a recommended buy if available. Tasted Sept/11.
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