CATENA APPELLATION PARAJE ALTAMIRA MALBEC 2014

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Argentina — Mendoza • $22.95 • 90/100

This Malbec is from Catena’s Altamira Vineyard in Mendoza. The wine is deep, dense purple in colour. The nose is complex and appealing: it leads with a note of resin and spice,followed by black cherry, blueberry, blackberry and black currant fruit, with a hint of violets, and vanilla-chocolate underneath. Bright acidity and fine tannins define the palate, where a note of pepper and an edge of varietal green and menthol add to the luscious potpourri. Tannins linger with the ripe fruit on the finish. The wine sees 12 months in oak, mostly French with 15% American, and 35% of which is new. Lively, with lots of freshness. Another excellent value from Catena. • LCBO Release 04/01/2017 • LCBO id#492413 • Find it at your nearest LCBOTRIALTO WINE GROUP LTD. (Agent)