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91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2008
($45; from a blend of Catena's top vineyards, planted at up to 4,700 feet above sea level) Good saturated medium ruby. Very ripe black fruit aromas joined by strong torrefaction notes of bitter chocolate, roast coffee, tar and licorice; plenty of evidence of expensive new oak here. Quite ripe and thick but with impressive delineation to the deep dark berry, leather and chocolate flavors. This actually comes across as less sweet than the regular '05 malbec bottling. A seriously structured malbec that finishes with substantial broad, dusty tannins. Give this one some time in bottle.
93 Points | Wine Spectator
94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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