Catena Alta Malbec shows a deep violet color, with blue reflections. The nose is elegant and complex with ripe red and black berry fruits, notes of violets and lavendar and a touch of leather, spice and vanilla flavors. The palate is full and rich with soft and sweet tannins and a silky, smooth structure. Multiple layers of rich cassis, black currant and blackberries are interwoven with hints of licorice and black pepper. Its lengthy finish is marked by wonderful minerality, finely grained tannins and lively acidity.
Pair with braised duck with apples or grilled beef filet.
"Deep red. Classy, Medoc-like aromas of smoky currant, licorice, flowers and graphite. Intensely flavored and rather powerful, with a strong acid spine currently keeping the dark berry and saline flavors under wraps. Finishes with building tannins that will require patience. This represents a blend of four different vineyards, including a high percentage from Altamira and Nicasia.
International Wine Cellar