Malbec has become far more elegant than when Argentina began spinning out oceans of it in the early '90s. Sure, fruit bomb versions with little lift and finesse still exist, but Catena Malbec earned its place as the LCBO's first Vintages Essential Malbec for good reason. Classic aromas of macerated black forest fruit lead to a lifted and elegant attack. Delicate complexity suggests violet, lavender, sandalwood and flint with a lingering finish. So much more than just a big, brawny fruit bomb.
Carolyn Evans Hammond, July 2016