Catena DV Catena Tinto Historico Red Blend 2018
|Argentina, Uco Valley
Wonderful aromas of dried strawberries, flowers and lemons. Full-bodied with a lovely, fluid center palate that is sweetly fruity and a long, long finish. Love this wine. 72 percent Malbec, 21 per cent Bonarda and seven percent Petit Verdot. Drink now.
Bright red-ruby. Black cherry, licorice, menthol and smoky minerality on the nose, plus a whiff of chocolatey reduction. Saline and very fine-grained, with medicinal black cherry and menthol flavors lifted by spices and flowers. Rather backward but already showcases the ripeness of the vintage, but with a restrained sweetness. Finishes saline, tactile and suave, with smooth tannins and lingering dark fruits. A lovely vintage for this bottling (an homage to Laura Catena's grandfather Domingo Vicente Catena), which includes some century-old Bonarda vines.