Monday, 28 February 2011

Catena Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Mendoza)

Tasted 23/02/11 at Central London Wine Society. 14% ABV, £9 Majestic, Waitrose, et al.  This has been described as the ‘best non-French Cabernet Sauvignon under £20’. Certainly, father and daughter team Nicolas and Laura Catena’s winemaking reputation is well-founded and they are producing a range of consistently excellent wines at all price points. This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon which has had 14 months in oak. It is a blend from 2 high altitude vineyards. Dark inky purple, great nose, spicy, cured ham, cassis and leather; a massive wine, juicy dark fruits - big but still very young. From 2012, 16.5/20

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