One of the treasures of Argentina, this five-acre vineyard sees the highest elevation in Mendoza at over 6,500 feet near the town of Uspallata. The vineyard was planted in 2008 and managed by Alejandro Sejanovich, who is also the winemaker, and was responsible for planting Bodegas Catena's incredible single vineyards. This is an incredibly elegant and sophisticated wine that shows how great Malbec can be in the right hands, and climate. The elevation plays a huge factor here adn this is easily oen of the most refined Malbec's we have tried, and s a favorite of Tim Atkin MW, who spends a sizable amount of time in Argentina each year and is the leading authority on fine wines from the Region. This is going to be the last chance to try this rare wine and if you are going to buy from the Southern Hemisphere, this is the wine to get.
Tim Atkin 98 points! “You could keep it for years, “says Alejandro Sejanovich of this incredible, world-class Malbec. You could indeed, which is remarkable when you consider that the vineyard was only planted as recently as 2010. Peppery and intense, this wouldn’t look out of place in a tasting of top northern Rhône’s, with notes of grilled meat, tapenade and wild thyme. A red with stunning intensity from a unique sight.
Wine Advocate (Luis Guttierrez) 95 points! "The aromatic profile of the very spicy 2017 Malbec is quite different and made me think of the intensity of high-altitude vineyards, which deliver very different wines. Everything here has great intensity: aromas, flavors and persistence. It's concentrated and ripe, incredibly aromatic, but it's not heavy. It has a medium to full-bodied palate, pungent flavors, good ripeness and a loooong finish. Very impressive. 3,500 bottles produced."
Decanter 95 points! "Has a gorgeous vibrant kirsch colour, and an intense but elegant nose with such subtleties: dried cranberry, rose petal and cool, dark blue fruits. A concentrated and dense, savoury palate that drips with minerality and pepper notes, along with soft but defined tannins. This has years of life in it."