A rich and opulent red with exuberant fruit of blackberry and blueberry. Full body, fine tannins. Racy. Drink now.
94 points, James Suckling (May 2016)
As with the other varietals of the range, I also had two vintages of this to compare, starting with the older 2015 Catena Alta Malbec. It is a mixture of grapes from multiple vineyards: Angelica, La Pirámide, Nicasia, Adrianna and Angélica Sur. It fermented in 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and had an élevage of some 18 months in French oak. You can notice the slightly riper year, and it does suffer a bit in comparison with the truly superb 2016 even though it's a noteworthy expression of Malbec with great freshness for the climatic conditions of the year. 66,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2016.
93 points, Luis Gutiérrez, Wine Advocate (Issue # 237 - Jun 2018)