2021 Catena Malbec La Consulta Uco Valley

SKU #1727838 93 points Descorchados

Outer quote mark As you go up through the foothills of the Andes, the aromas and flavors (especially in cool years like 2021) become more floral and refreshing. In La Consulta, which is one of the lowest areas of the Andean Uco Valley (the altitude is just over 1,000 meters), this is already evident on a nose full of violet tones with a fruity background and smoky notes from the aging in barrels for eight months. The body is of medium intensity with soft tannins and juicy acidity that invites you to keep on drinking. Inner quote mark (1/2023)

93 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2021 Malbec Catena Appellation La Consulta from the Uco Valley, was aged for eight months in barrels, a quarter of them new. Purple in hue. The aromatic profile is full of vivid fruity notes such as fresh sour cherry and plum with hints of jam and violets over a bed of oak. Fairly smooth and broad on the palate with juicy freshness and excellent flavor, this is a textbook La Consulta wine; it's a terroir that acts as a bridge between Luján de Cuyo and the Uco Valley.(JH) Inner quote mark (9/2022)

92 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark Sweet spices, coffee and some pine cones to the fresh blackberries and cherries. Spicy on the medium-bodied palate with dissolved, chalky tannins and plenty of spiced cherries in the smooth, medium-long finish. Plush tannins here. Inner quote mark (3/2023)

92 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The range of appellation wines from 2021 is very fresh and balanced, clean and precise, as can be seen in the juicy but serious 2021 Appellation La Consulta Malbec, which was produced with grapes from vines planted in 1996 on alluvial soils. This is still young and a little marked by the élevage in barrel, with spices and some creaminess, and it has the mineral sensation and fine tannins that this wine always has. It has black fruit and an earthy twist. (LG) Inner quote mark (11/2022)

Price: $21.99
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