After reading some negative comments from members on this board about the Catena I was not expecting too much.
I was wrong!!!
Dark ruby with aromas of sweet cherries, plums, and raspberries with graphite, vanilla, chocolate, spices and a hint of licorice. Full-bodied, round tannins, great balance, with flavours of cream, smoke and fruits. A medium finish of sweet fruits.
If I remember correctly James Molesworth rated it a 90. I believe he was right.
Maybe bottle shock was the cause for some.
Bman, if you're reading this, you should go buy another one, if you don't already have some and try it again. You won't be disappointed.