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Catena Zapata Nicolas 2017 Mendoza Argentina
Catena Zapata Nicolas 2017 Mendoza Argentina

Catena Zapata Nicolas 2017 Malbec Mendoza Argentina

Nicolás Catena Zapata has an intense, deep purple color with bluish-black tones. On the nose, aromas of black fruits – blackberries, black cherries, black plums – predominate with subtle notes of vanilla and dark chocolate intermingled with savory hints of green olive and a stony minerality. On the palate, the wine is tremendously complex, unfolding layer upon layer of red currant, eucalyptus, and black pepper flavors. Black cherries and blackberries give way to cassis followed by a hint of saline minerality. The wine is remarkably concentrated with a firm tannic structure providing the backbone for the lush fruit. The finish is long, a foretoken of the long aging potential of this Argentine masterpiece. Blend: 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc.

James Suckling - 97 Points
"Sweet tobacco, walnuts, blackberries and dried flowers on the nose. Full body, yet ultra-fine tannins and a super long finish. Superb finesse and polish. Drink after 2023, but already fabulous."

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 95 Points
"The approachable 2017 Nicolás Catena Zapata has a little more Cabernet Franc in the blend, even if the majority is Cabernet Sauvignon and there is some Malbec. In 2017, they sourced Cabernet Sauvignon from Altamira and Gualtallary, and it fermented together with the juice of the Cabernet Franc. It has a touch of ripeness in the nose but without excess; it's balsamic, with the Cabernet dominating the aromatics. The palate comes through as really balanced and perhaps a little lighter. It has very fine tannins and a clean, focused finish. 78,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2018."

Type

Red

Varietal

 59% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc

Vintage

2017

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

13.5%

Appellation

Argentina - Mendoza

Wine Advocate

95

Wine Enthusiast

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James Suckling

97

James Suckling

95

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