Catena Zapata Appellation La Consulta Malbec 2021
|Argentina, Mendoza, Vallée d’Uco
The Catena Malbec Appellation La Consulta shows a dark violet color with deep purple tones. The nose offers aromas like red fruit and ripe, concentrated dark berries with fresh herbs and floral notes like lavender and violets, some traces of vanilla and tobacco. The mouthfeel is rich, with raspberries and blueberries, spices notes and a touch of mocha. The finish presents soft and well-structured tannins with bright, crisp acidity that gives the wine exceptional length.
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.
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.
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. 84,000 bottles produced.
Juicy and inviting, with heavy citrus nuances to the vibrant black cherry and berry flavors, revealing a trace of red licorice underneath and a light toasty brambly edge to the finish around fine tannins. Drink now through 2028. 7,000 cases made, 5,000 cases imported.