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.
"Bright ruby-red. Superripe aromas of blackberry, black cherry and spicecake show an almost porty quality. Rich, sweet, layered and deep; extremely dense but not at all edgy or dry. With its kirsch-like porty ripeness, this boasts compelling sweetness. Can't quite match the Catena Alta cabernet for sheer structure but the finish is broad and long, with classy tannins."
International Wine Cellar