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Catena Malbec High Mountain Vinestext
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16½/20

Catena Malbec High Mountain Vines 2018

Mendoza, ArgentinaCatena is one of Argentina's leading producers, and not just for the quality of their wines. They were named the world's most admired wine brand in 2020, and they continue to push the envelope through initiatives like the Catena Institute. This malbec shows ripe, densely concentrated black fruits, with sweet spiced oak from aging 12 months in a mix of new, 1st, and 2nd year barriques. There's a perception of sweetness to the attack (5 g/L residual sugar), but it's nicely balanced with silky tannins and a real sense of freshness. A brooding style of malbec that is still quite moreish, there's a lot of bang for your buck here.Tasted: 26 February 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.99 BCLS AB 19.00 select private retailers MB 22.00 select private retailers, government monopoly stores ON 19.00 LCBO NB 23.29 NBLiquor PEI 22.85 PLCC NF 24.25 NLLC NS 23.80 NSLC Producer: Bodega Catena ZapataDistributors: E. & J. Gallo Winery Canada, Ltd.
Grape: MalbecCSPC: 478727UPC: 7794450008053