Nose/Aroma - Sweet dates, vanilla, and dark fruit.
Palate/Flavors -Boysenberries, tobacco, and oak char with a hint of figs. Crisp acid leads to a long, mildly bitter finish of overripe blackberries. The phenolic structure was pleasing, strong and supple at the same time.
Food Pairing - Red curry sauce with lamb.
Comments - Well balanced wine. Good structure, good flavor profile. After trying this entry level Malbec, I'd like to try the Catena Alta and Catena Zapata selections.