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4.5

Catena Malbec

Catena
$12.24
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375 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionMendoza
Alcohol Level
Country
Argentina
SubregionMendoza
Drinking Window
GrapesMalbec
Wine Description:
Catena Malbec is a 100% Malbec made from High Mountain Estate Vineyards of Bodega Catena Zapata. The grapes are selected from three different vineyards, ranging from 900 meters to 1400 meters above sea level. The vineyards are divided into lots that are harvested at different times, to give the wine more complexity. It is a wine of unique character that has natural balance, concentration and a distinct varietal identity. Read more
Pros:
  • Intense, dark fruit flavors of blackberry, plum and blueberry
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Cons:
  • Can be a bit too tannic and acidic for some tastes

User Rating:

4.0
Most Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.5

Wine Expert Note:

This Catena Malbec is a bold and powerful red that showcases the finesse and elegance of Argentina's high-altitude vineyards. On the nose, aromas of dark berry fruit, cocoa, and spice lead into a palate of ripe blackberry, plum, leather, and clove. The balanced acidity and bold tannins give a lingering finish. Enjoy with a variety of bold dishes such as steak, barbecue, and roasted meats. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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