2017 Catena Malbec Mendoza in half-size bottles! Perfect for a single sitting or when you want a glass or two of red with dinner. Better yet, this super fresh, berried up, elegant Malbec is made from arguably the best producer of the grape in the entire world. $11.10 per 375ml or the crazy good $9.90 per bottle when you load up on a case of these babies. Great for gifts– both for friends and for yourself.
To say 2017 was a good vintage at Bodega Catena Zapata would be understatement with their top Malbec getting a perfect 100 point score (and price tag) and then a few months after their release, they are named the #1 Wine Brand in the entire world by Drinks International. They are understandably flying high in Mendoza!
I was thrilled to be getting a call from these guys and though it’s a tad bit unconventional, a sub $10, 93-point half bottle gem from arguably the world’s best Malbec producer is an offer I was never going to pass up. This one is not too shabby for a Tuesday nighter. But like all wines we’ve ‘rescued’ from restaurant wine lists, this one won’t last long. Load up!
93 Points, James Suckling
This is a dense and refined red with a minerality underneath. Full body, firm and silky with pretty blue fruit and light salt undertones. Shows tension and structure.
91 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
I compared the 2016 with the 2017 Catena Malbec, one of their most popular bottlings. Even though the vintage was not as cool as 2016, the wine keeps great freshness and elegance and is very harmonious, with integrated oak and focused flavors.