Malbec 2017

LUCA

Malbec
2017

$35.10*

* Suggested retail price

11 case(s) available

Product code
215053
Format
12 x 750ml
Listing type
Speculative
Status
Available
Country
Argentina
Regulated designation
Dénomination origine (DOC)
Region
Mendoza
Varietal(s)
Malbec 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Winery's website

About this winery

Laura Catena, daughter of famous Argentine wine pioneer, Nicolas Catena, was born in Buenos Aires. At the age of 14, her family moved to Berkeley, California where her father had taken a teaching position in the Economics Department. Laura went on to attend Harvard University, where she graduated magna cum laude in biology, and then she returned to the west coast, to Stanford University, to pursue a medical degree graduating in 1992. Today, Laura Catena is a practicing emergency-room physician....

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Press reviews

James Suckling

- 93 points -

February 2019

A great range of aromas from flowers through smoke to elderberries, pull you into this powerful, structured yet graceful malbec in which the fine-grained tannins are already beautifully integrated, gently turning ever drier through the long, polished finish. Mostly from old vines in Altamira, plus some wine from higher-altitude vineyards.

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Vinous

- 90 points -

September 2019

Bright ruby. Vibrant scents of dark berries, bitter chocolate and violet...the intense black fruit and bitter chocolate flavors are palate-saturating and satisfying. The pliant finish features substantial broad, lush tannins. (a blend of vineyards)

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