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2016 Catena "Appellation" Malbec La Consulta

SKU #1397208 92 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The other appellation blend is the 2016 Malbec Appellation La Consulta, which comes all from the La Consulta district in San Carlos, composed primarily of sandy soils, with some rounded pebbles thrown in for good measure. Coming from 35-year-old vines and brought up in 35% new French oak, it has considerable elegance as well as a seamless texture. Lovely notes of more red fruits, rose petals, violets, and leafy herbs all flow to a medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced, silky Malbec that has loads of upfront charm and appeal. With no hard edges, it’s perfect for drinking over the coming 5-7 years. It’s a screaming deal at the price. Inner quote mark (2/2019)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The blend of wines from La Consulta 2016 Appellation La Consulta Malbec fermented in stainless steel and matured in oak barrels for 12 months. It's a ripe expression of La Consulta from sand and stone soils, with juicy cherries and a soft texture. (LG) Inner quote mark (6/2018)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Plump and juicy, with effusive raspberry and red plum flavors that are matched to crunchy acidity. Spice and pepper details show on the finish. (KM, Web Only-2017) Inner quote mark

K&L Notes

Over the past five or so years, Catena has been fine-tuning their range, producing Malbecs from their vast vineyard holdings of more specific origin, including this great vineyard in the La Consulta sub-zone of San Carlos (Uco Valley), which Laura Catena herself is particularly fond of for the fresh, bright, and well-delineated flavors its fruit consistently shows.

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Price: $17.99

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