Catena Mendoza Malbec 2018

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Varietal: Malbec
Region: Mendoza
Color: Red
Country/State: Argentina
Offering beautifully pure fruit, this bottling from the Catena family is the gold standard of Malbec. We've been fans of their wines for well over two decades and their latest release is as good as ever!
94 James Suckling (2/20/2019) "Lots of blackberry and blueberry character with a black-tea undertone. Turns to flowers. Medium to full body, fresh acidity and a long and gorgeous finish. Vivid and bright. Transparent. Drink now."
91+ Wine Advocate (10/31/2019) "2018 seems like a very good year for young and juicy reds, which is what the 2018 Catena Malbec is, a pure varietal that shows the typicity of the grape and the freshness of the year. It has the telltale aromas and the soft and velvety texture of the grape, with nicely integrated oak and a dry, long and pleasant finish. This has mind-boggling quality for the quantity-they produce 2.5 million bottles of it! One to buy by the case."
90+ Our Score (12/2020)
90 Vinous, Stephen Tanzer (9/2019) "Good dark red. Slightly reduced aromas of black cherry and raspberry lifted by a floral note. More reserved and serious than the 2017 version, with its red and black fruit and violet flavors showing a light touch for the price. This is not a particularly black style of Malbec. Very juicy and ultimately pliant, finishing with light tannins and noteworthy energy. Vigil vinified this wine with 50% whole clusters, which he described as "perfect for structure" - Drinking Window: 2020 - 2025."
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750 ML
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120+ bottles | Check all Stores
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Drinkability
Ready to drink now, will improve with more aging
Farming
Sustainable


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