Catena Alta Malbec 2007 | Wine.com

 

We have added the following products to your shopping cart from a previous visit:

    Catena Alta Malbec 2007
    Malbec - Argentina, South America

    Reviews

    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    • (12)

    Ratings

    • WE93
    • WS93
    Price: $55.00
    Sold Out
    The 2011 vintage is available for $52.99
    Add To Cart
    Ships Mon, May 4
    Set New Arrival Alert

    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Spectator, 93 Wine Enthusiast, 92 The Wine Advocate, 92 International Wine Cellar, 90 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Argentina, South America

    Varietal: Malbec

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 105809

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The 2007 Catena Alta Malbec is a dark, opaque violet color and presents ripe berry fruit and wild flower aromas on the nose as well as cinnamon spice and a touch of citrus. The mouthfeel is full and rich offering a coating sensation, with exceptional weight and concentration but with a soft, supple texture. Mid-palate flavors of cassis and black currant along with hints of chocolate, vanilla and black pepper dance nicely into the lingering finish full of finely grained tannins, minerality and lively acidity.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Ripe and concentrated, boasting vibrant aromas and flavors of crushed blackberry, raspberry and cassis, which unfold to reveal layers of spice, licorice and sweet oak as hints of graphite fill the long, juicy finish. This has power, but is well-balanced. Drink now through 2012.

    93 Points
    Wine Spectator

    One sniff tells you plenty; there's attractive spice, coffee and leather to go with rich molasses and broad black-fruit aromas. The palate maintains balance due to fine, fresh acidity, and the flavor profile brings mocha, coffee, berry, plum and toast. Delicious, deep layered and refined. Will age for at least 5-6 years, but best from 2012-14.

    93 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The 2007 Alta Malbec is a glass-coating opaque purple color with an inviting perfume of balsam wood, clove, cinnamon, lavender, black cherry and black raspberry. More structured and with greater density and aging potential than the "regular" bottling, it can be cellared for 5-7 years and will provide a drinking window extending from 2013 to 2022

    92 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Saturated medium bright ruby. Blackberry, licorice, minerals, mocha and bitter chocolate on the vibrant nose. Thick but lively on entry, then densely packed and supple in the middle palate. A creamy-sweet fruit bomb with terrific breadth and length. The tannins are suave and sweet.

    92 Points
    International Wine Cellar

    This is an imposing malbec, full of black fruit aromas and flavors riding over an immense structure. The ambitious scale of the wine is matched by wild tannins that need time in bottle to integrate with the fruit. Tame this beast with a rib eye.

    90 Points
    Wine & Spirits
    • Learn More About the Winery

    • Learn More About Malbec

    • Learn More About Argentina, South America

    User Reviews:

    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Fine Vines (2/23/2012)
    Very nice wine with beef tenderloin. Spicy pepper flavors with fruit aromas. Would buy this wine again and again.
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Chiefs Buckeye (12/28/2010)
    Excellent wine...guests raved about its robust flavor, and smoothness.
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    ShrinkMe (12/14/2011)
    very happy with this one!!
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    david mena (6/7/2011)
    rich, spicy, complex...best of the malbecs
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Charlotte Colmar (5/20/2011)
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Tania Bossi (3/26/2011)
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Renato Tomei (10/23/2013)
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    K.C. (8/18/2011)
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Rose614 (6/12/2011)
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    •  
    Steven H Schwartz (5/6/2012)

    Need help? Just call 1-800-592-5870

    WineShopper: Daily Deals up to 70% Off

    Visit Full Site | Feedback

    Copyright © 1999-2015 Wine.com, Inc. All rights reserved.
    Wine.com and logo are trademarks of Wine.com, Inc.